Cutting down a tree is a double-edged sword – nearly everyone can attest to the beautiful sight of an old growth maple, oak, elm, or spruce thriving on your property. But sometimes old trees simply pose more of a safety threat to both your property, your pets and family members, and pedestrians walking by. Limbs and the trunk may be beginning to rot, animals like beavers or woodpeckers may have caused irreparable damage to the structural integrity of the tree, or inclement weather and lightning strikes may be to blame.
Our tree cutting process begins much like the majority of our professional services: by completing a thorough walk-around so we can listen to your concerns and address them by suggesting the best practices of where and how to fell the tree. We understand that felling the tree in a specific location may be important to you, for the sake of saving a garage, garden, or driveway, or because it’ll simply be closer to the woodpile.
There’s strategic thinking involved when cutting down a tree, and we understand the importance of patience, safety, and thorough investigation before starting up a single saw. Our certified climbers begin by removing branches from the upper canopy to reduce the footprint of the tree when it is felled. This reduces the likelihood that deadwood will splinter and shoot out from the prescribed impact site, and helps to minimize any potential damage.
We first cut a large notch in the tree in the felling direction then cut toward that notch from the other side to allow gravity it’s time in the spotlight. When the tree has been cut, we go to work processing the wood for you, or we can dispose of it for you. Quite often, our customers opt for stump grinding services when hiring us for tree cutting giving you a clean slate to enjoy your yard as you wish.