The decision to cut a tree can be difficult, but often necessary. A diseased tree or tree in very poor condition can put property and people at risk. Sometimes, even a healthy tree needs to be cut in order to improve landscaping or to encourage new growth. If you have a tree on your property that should be cut down, you must keep a few things in mind to ensure your safety and avoid damages.Without taking proper precautions cutting a tree on your own can turn out to be disastrous.

Keep People Away

Cutting a tree can be dangerous. Mistakes while cutting or the tree changing direction during the fall can cause damage or injury. Ask people to stay away at a safe distance. You should also plan an escape path for yourself that will allow you to quickly get away as the tree is falling.

Determine The Fall

Examine the premises and have a clear idea of where the tree will fall if you cut it from a particular angle and direction. Ideally, the tree should be cut in the direction it naturally leans in and fall into an open area, but unfortunately a tree will not always fall the direction you intend for nor is there a guarantee of empty ground in the surrounding areas.If empty ground is not available, do your best to clear the area and remove loose branches.

Tree CuttingCutting Techniques

Influencing the fall of a tree is dependent on the directional notch made. Notch techniques vary and should be researched properly to ensure the ideal technique for the tree and area. Choosing the best tool, whether a chainsaw or axe, can also influence the way a tree is cut.

Look Out For Branches

Check to see if falling branches from the tree will impact anything directly. Often this step is forgotten, resulting in branches that fall on electric wires and or on structures. If you think there is even the slightest chance that branches will cause damage as the tree falls, be sure to first cut those branches before you start cutting the tree trunk.

Cutting a tree can be dangerous and unpredictable, making it highly recommended to hire professional tree cutting services. Nevada Tree Service has extensive knowledge and experience in  Tree Removal and Trimming. No matter the size or shape of the tree, we are able to ensure that the tree is cut safely, without causing any damage to you or your property. Call us today at (702) 433-4700 for a free estimate on Las Vegas tree cutting or tree removal.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

Tree Pruning- Newly Planted Trees

Tree PruningPruning a newly planted tree should be done with caution and only when absolutely necessary. New trees need their leaves to photosynthesize. Removing the leaves or stems can harm a trees ability to thrive. Some pruning might be necessary to fix the trees structure. Broken branches, crossing and rubbing stems are examples of problems that should be fixed with pruning.

Tips for Tree Pruning

  • Tree pruning should not be done until you have fully inspected the tree. Before making any cuts, inspect from the top of the tree to the bottom.
  • Keep tools sharp.
  • For high branches use a pole pruner, or call a professional tree service. In the Las Vegas area call Nevada Tree at 702-433-4700.
  • Don’t prune more than 1/4 of a trees crown in a single year.
  • When shortening a branch make the cut about 1/4 inch from a bud that will grow in an outward direction.

For major pruning jobs on large trees it is best to be safe and have the work done by a professional. If you have any questions contact Nevada Tree at 702-433-4700.

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700