The proper removal of exceptionally large trees surely proves to be a trying task and the ones attempting to remove these kinds of trees must consult professional arborists (tree surgeons). The amount of training they receive is sufficient insurance to make sure that the tree you want to remove will be taken out in the best way possible. They will also see if the tree can be successfully revived after being taken out. Most trees can be saved this way. If the roots haven’t been completely ripped from the tree, the chances are that it can be re-planted and resume life elsewhere. Below I have listed out some steps that you can follow for the safe removal of a tree.
One of the best ways to remove a tree and also attempt to save it is by digging around the tree. Dig deep and make sure to get all of its roots. If its roots get damaged, it will become impossible to save it and re-plant it elsewhere. If you dig around the tree and get all of the roots, you can safely remove it, and it will still be alive when you attempt to give it new life in another place.
If you do not care about saving it, you can use a chainsaw. Do not hurry when using it. Take it slow and make sure the tree is used for good purposes once it is taken down. The only occasion for you to hurry is when you have to move out of the way of a falling tree.
Determine if you are actually suited for removing that particular tree. You need to consider power lines, people, vehicles, buildings, and neighborhood, avoid hitting other trees, etc. You need to be sure if there is an escape route for yourself and also others who are working on the tree.
When you are evaluating the area, you should start by inspecting the tree. You should inspect if the branches on a particular side where the branches seem to be fatter and also heavier. When coming down, they come down hard and fast. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Be absolutely sure that your equipment is in good condition. Your chainsaw should have new and sharp blades. It should also be adequately oiled. If it runs on electricity, you need to have a proper power source. If it runs on gas, you should confirm that you have more than enough fuel left for the entire process. You should always have your feet firmly planted on the ground; you should be standing on other pieces of branches or some other equipment either.