Trees provide us a lot of benefits. They are able to improve our air quality as the leaves filter the air we breathe. By filtering the air, tree leaves remove dust and other particulates that we would otherwise breathe into our lungs.
The leaves are also great for absorbing other air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and ozone as they release the oxygen we need to breathe. Too Cheap Tree Removals provides an Algester Tree Removal service that is reliable but also very cheap.
Trees are also ideal for providing shade from the hot sun and add a decorative eye-pleasing look to our yards. There are, however; times when a tree needs to be removed.
Felling or cutting a tree is a task better performed by a professional. When the tree is small, you can remove it as long as it is relatively small or short. Whenever a tree is being removed, it is imperative that safety be the first concern.
There are basic tips to follow when cutting down a tree so that you effectively and efficiently complete the task safely.
The first tip is to make sure you have the proper equipment; steel toe boots, heavy-duty gloves, goggles, and a hard hat. Other equipment that is essential to your success with removing a tree:
Before you begin to cut make sure you know which direction the tree is leaning and where all broken or dead branches are on the trunk. Look for an area the tree can fall safely, and no other branches from other trees will interfere with the tree coming down.
While you are looking for these items, make sure you plan an escape route in case the tree begins to come down unexpectedly or not where you expected.
If your tree has broken or dead branches, it is an invitation for pests to enter and a way for disease from other plants to get into the wood of the plant.
Wounds can also appear on the branches or trunk of the tree if branches rub together and remove the protective bark. These branches should be removed to ensure the health of your tree.
Trees have a lot of branches, and it may appear overwhelming when you set out to prune. Knowing where you will start, what needs to come off, and when to cut will help this task be more successful.
There are also some basic tips to follow to make this procedure easier. The first is to make sure your cuts are done at an angle and slope away from buds if they are growing. Be careful not to cut too close to the bud as this will damage it and cause it to dry out and die.
If you are removing a diseased branch, you want to be sure to cut at least six inches into the healthy wood. To find this spot you can do a light scrape on the branch where you think the six inches would be.
If this area is healthy wood, it will appear as a green layer. Pruning will help you remove problems from your trees.
These problems can either be for appearances or the health of the tree. If you are unsure how to make cuts or are not sure, your trees require pruning, check with a local tree removal service for advice.