Tree Removal Pros, Cons and How-To’s

While planting foliage in your yard or property involves careful thought, its removal requires just the same. To avoid any possible damage that may harm your own, including its neighboring properties, it would be an excellent choice to rely on a professional tree service provider to do the job for you. However, it is equally important for someone growing a garden to consider acquiring knowledge – even just a little know-how – on the matter at hand.

A number of techniques in tree service can be used depending on the arborist’s choice. Several factors must be placed in consideration such as size and location. These factors are vital in assessing which method is best to use and in predicting possible problems that may arise.

The following are commonly performed removal techniques by arborists and The Local Tree Experts:


How-to: Felling is done by cutting as close to the base as possible allowing a larger portion of the trunk to simply fall to the ground.

Pros: This is probably the simplest among the methods commonly used.
Cons: Considering a larger portion of trunk being removed from its base, this method requires sufficient space to make sure the trunk falls off to the ground without causing any harm to its surroundings.

Cut and Chunk

How-to: Cut and Chunk involves climbing up branches to manually cut them off one by one. The remaining part of the trunk will then be cut into chunks and are then guided by routes as they are being taken down.

Pros: This technique makes it easier to take down smaller parts before removing the larger part of the trunk. It is best done in areas with little space for intensive removal available.
Cons: Tedious and time-consuming.

3. Rigging

How-to: Almost the same in cut and chunk, however in this method, both branches and chunks cut down from the trunk are lowered to the ground manually through the use of ropes or a cane.

Pros: Allows for the least amount of probable damage during removal. This would be the best technique to use in crowded locations to avoid any damage to surrounding properties.
Cons: Also, tedious and time-consuming.

After removal, comes the next step of upgrading the remaining stump. However, this would be a completely different task and involves just as many techniques as in removal. My suggestion is to contact a tree service provider to help you in removal and upgrading processes.