Trees can grow to extremely large sizes. With these large sizes comes equally large potential issues. If a tree gets a disease and starts to rot out from the inside, it can die and fall over, causing damage if it were to land on a home or car. A tree may also fall over due to strong winds. Storms and even tornadoes have been known to knock over trees.
Most dangerous of all is an ice storm. The ice can coat and weigh down the branches. This causes the tree to also fall over with a dangerous crash. These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider removing large trees near your house. However, it can be difficult to do on your own. This is why it is wise to hire a tree cutting professional. In this video, you will learn about some important tips to cut down a tree the right way.
The most important thing when cutting down a tree is preparation. You need to have a plan of escape when the tree falls. You also need to clear this path and the surrounding area of any obstacles that may hinder your escape. Further, you need to identify if the tree is leaning and may fall a certain direction. You can use a rope and wedges to plan where the tree will likely fall. However, you should always be ready to make a quick retreat.