Tree Felling Techniques

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The traditional technique of tree removal or cutting is a simple notch and back out from the area. This simple technique can result in proper falling of a tree, but in some areas, technical ways are required for the tree falling because you are cutting a tree while standing close and under it, which possess a danger to you. That’s why these advanced techniques are now used by tree cutting services for tree felling to ensure the safety of workers and their surroundings.

Bore Cuts

The old style of cutting a tree requires a back cut that results in falling, but the trees that have large or leaning trunks can cause problems with this technique and can fall in any other direction.

In this time bore cut helps in cutting a tree, a chainsaw makes cutting through the trunk in certain directions leaving some of the area intact, and then that leftover area is used for completion and backing out from the site of a falling tree.

Felling Aids

Felling aids are used in falling off a tree that remains standing even after cutting they usually include metal bars that are inserted into the back cut and require human power to make the tree fall in the proper direction.

Tree falling wedges can also be used as felling aids, these wedges should be inserted by a sledgehammer in the area where cuts have been made in order to stop the tree to fall in that direction, they also help in maintaining the right direction of falling of a tree.

Tree Driving

Tree driving is a technique used for falling trees by each other. It is mostly used for the trees that are tangled with branches of some other tree. In this technique, the tree that is driving another tree should have adequate height, weight and, a natural lean to make a fall.

Back Pulling

When a tree has a naturally lean and you want it to fall in another direction then this technique comes in handy. It usually involves a winch system that is placed at a certain length to pull a tree and to make it fall. This technique helps in falling those trees that may cause harm to your home, electrical wires, and other property-related stuff. Tightening the rope at the high end of a tree can result in a better falling direction.

Crane Removal

In populated and residential areas tree falling is not an easy task to perform, it requires a plan that is not exceptionable and cannot harm property. In this case, crane removal is considered a useful technique because there is not enough space in residential areas to fall a full-grown and large tree, this technique cuts the tree into small pieces that are easy to move from the property. This technique saves time and harm to the infrastructure of the residential area.


Make sure to contact the tree cutting service if you want a tree to be removed because they can evaluate which technique to use by surveying your area and size of the tree by following all safety precautions regarding your property and surrounding infrastructure.…