Is cutting trees hard work?

Tree work is hard work, requires physical labor and is a physically demanding profession. Our tree team performs physical tasks during every workday and maintains a safe work environment. If you climbed a ladder with a chainsaw, a lot could go wrong. You are putting yourself and your home at great risk.

You could fall off the ladder, lose control, or worse. In addition, the branches of the trees you're cutting could fall on your house, go through a window, hit you, or even hit the ladder and drop you while holding a moving chainsaw. Falling tree branches are large and completely unpredictable, making them a dangerous combination. While not required or expected, tipping for tree removal is a great way to show appreciation for a job well done.

While you can safely cut down a very small tree or a young tree with an axe, for most trees larger than that size, a chainsaw is the best tool. A good rule of thumb is to tip if tree service professionals performed additional work that wasn't hired. The owner of the property where the tree is located is responsible for any damage caused by the tree to neighboring property. The moment you feel the tree starting to fall forward, just after you've cut everything but 10 percent of the diameter of the tree, take out the chainsaw, set the chain brake, and retreat along one of the escape routes until you're at least 15 feet away from the falling tree.

On the side of the tree facing the direction in which it will fall, cut the trunk at an angle of approximately 70 degrees. The plan of attack must take into account more than just the height and width of the tree: what type of tree it is and its health are also important. Tipping in a restaurant is expected, but tipping is not necessarily the norm in tree removal services. At Davey Tree, we pride ourselves on providing fast, professional and personalized service from certified arborists who live, work and participate in their community.

A tree care specialist will climb the tree and then cut the trunk into sections, dropping the pieces or lowering them to the ground with a rope. In addition, a large, low branch can cause the tree to roll or move to the side when the tree touches the ground. The pen and bucket can allow the arborist to reach the top of the tree, even if it's not easily accessible from the ground or if there are other buildings or trees along the way. Crane-assisted tree removal can help make the tree removal process faster, safer and less harmful to the nearby landscape.

If the branches of the trees that provided pleasant shade in the summer have grown too close to the roofline, you may need to schedule a pruning of the tree. So what's the best way to get a tree out of a tight space? There are a few ways professional arborists can remove a tree between buildings, near a house, in a small yard, or other tight places. For trees that need to be removed from confined spaces but aren't that big, using a chainsaw to cut down the tree may be all an arborist will need to do.