How not to fell a tree

June 13, 2010 0 By Richard

Today we bring you some instructional videos on how not to fell a tree. The first on is quite scary. Its a big tree and should no have been felled from the ground, there was simply no where for it to go without risk of damage to property. I would love to know what was going through their mind, but I suppose cowboys have a different thought process from the rest of us.

Unfortunately there is not a part two but the lady who posted the videos writes “Things that happened after this video: they leaned a ladder against the trunk of the tree and started cutting from the MIDDLE of the tree. The chainsaw blade then got stuck in the tree. I had to leave after that but when I got back home, there was a stack of logs where the tree used to be”

You can tell what will happen in the next video but is also useful instruction on how not to cut down a tree. It appears the tree is weighted (or leaning back) in the direction of the house. Ideally some wedges or a winch should have been used here to ensure the tree went in the right direction.

In my eyes our third video today takes some beating. I am not sure what they were thinking or where they thought the truck would go.

At least they did not have to load the truck to remove the tree from site.

If you are unsure how to safely remove a tree you should contact your local arborist who can advise the best solution for your needs. Your local arborist should have all the equipment and knowledge to deal with any work and should also be back by insurance. We carry £5 million of public liability insurance to give our clients peace of mind.

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