Our company has a team of expert tree cutters and we are happy to help with any tree projects you may need done. We provide high quality tree cutting and stump grinding service to the Ashburn, Virginia area.
Tree cutting services encompass an array of projects, and while we promote healthy and sustainable trees, it may become necessary to cut trees down. Perhaps you are interested in having a tree removed and cut up for firewood or you are looking for a tree topper service. Give us a call today to discuss our tree cutting service.
Size Up the Tree
Before cutting into a tree, the tree needs to be analyzed for several factors. Assessing the state of the tree is important, including any broken or decayed branches that could fall during the cutting process. It may be necessary to first cut down any large or broken branches before felling the tree.
Assessing whether a tree is leaning in one direction or heavily loaded with branches on one particular side can have an impact on the way the tree will fall. Given the array of sizes and shapes trees come, it’s important to consult a professional for any large and difficult tree cutting projects.
Safety is key when cutting down trees, and it’s important to consult a professional when considering cutting down a tall or large tree. Trees can often be larger than you think and may reach farther when falling than you would expect.
Planning to fell a tree on your own can present danger to surrounding structures or power lines if you do not have the necessary training or experience. Ensuring there is a clear cutting zone is important, and not just in the direction the tree is meant to fall. Multiple escape routes are needed when cutting down a large tree.
Cutting a notch into a tree is used on the side in which the tree will fall. The notch is first marked to ensure the correct size and a comfortable location. An electric, gas powered, or manual saw is normally utilized to cut the notch into the tree. The top cut of the notch is done first, and then the bottom cut is done to meet the top.
Some adjustment is normal, and it’s often necessary to extend the cuts. The wedge will drop free once the notch is successfully cut. The felling cut that will bring down the tree will follow. Wedges are often used for trees with larger diameters during the felling cut process to ensure easier progress.
Cutting Branches and the Trunk
Following the felling of the tree, all of the branches will be cut off whether big or small. Cutting the branches using a chainsaw of tree branch cutter makes the trunk easier to work with.
If the trunk is being cut into firewood, it is normally cut into 16-inch length pieces. Our trained experts have extensive experience using the necessary equipment to ensure a safe project for your tree cutting needs.