Professional Jackson MS Tree Removal in a Nutshell

Do you have any trees on your property that seem to be in the wrong place, are blocking out land that could be used for other purposes or trees that are diseased and unhealthy? You should get a professional Jackson MS tree removal. Tree removal is not an easy task. This is the reason why you should leave it to the professionals. If you attempt tree removal by yourself, you may cause some serious injuries or property damage.

Among being in the wrong position or being diseased, tree removal may be necessary when the tree has structural damage that can cause it to topple over. Trees can also be removed when the branches and trunk is too close to the house blocking natural light and causing moisture build up. Tree roots can damage the foundation of a house, displace paving types and destroy plumbing piles. For each of these problems, there is an adequate solution offered by Tri-County Tree Services.

Before felling a tree, tree removal specialists have to ask 4 important questions:

  • Is the tree leaning in any particular direction?
  • Does it have dead or broken branches?
  • Is there a clear area for it to fall after it has been cut down without causing any damage?
  • Are there nearby tree branches that are in the way?

Sounding out the tree

Trees that are dead or dying are usually hollow in the inside and the tree removal professional can tell this by knocking on the tree using an ax. Trees that are dead and hollow are usually easier to remove that solid wood. The will do this at different points of the tree trunk to find the best place to cut.

Figuring out the direction in which tree will fall

If the tree is leaning in one direction, it will probably fall in this direction when it is cut. It is always easier to choose a drop zone in the natural lean of the tree. The ground has to be level to prevent the tree from rolling or bouncing. If the tree removal specialist finds the drop zone too crammed, they will have to find another way to cut down the tree.

Removing branches and sections of the trunk

If the tree is too tall to fall in the available space, the tree removal specialist has to remove sections of the tree first. The branches always go first to expose the trunk of the tree. The tree removal specialist will climb up the tree to a safe position and drop down the most obstructive branches of the tree. They can now remove the top sections of the tree trunk until the tree is short enough to fall within the drop zone.

Cutting the bottom of the trunk

Once the tree is cut down to size, we can now start working on the bottom part of the trunk. The first horizontal cut is made at a height not higher than the hip. It extends about a third of the way into the tree. This horizontal cut is used to make a wedge cut and the tree should be expected to fall in the direction of the cut. In case the tree is extremely unstable, it may need to secure with harnesses that will guide its fall the right direction.

After completing the wedge cut, the tree removal specialist will go over the other side to make the back cut, which is the final cut needed to drop the tree. The back cut is usually made slightly above the horizontal cut that made the wedge on the other side of the trunk. The tree will begin to fall as the back cut is completed.