We highly recommend hiring a professional tree care company to take down a tree. But if you are confident that you can tackle the task yourself, then you should equip yourself with the proper tools to complete the job. Just a heads-up, you will have to spend some money to acquire the appropriate equipment necessary to cut a tree safely and efficiently. Below are the tools and equipment you need to purchase to remove a tree.
Tree cutting must-haves
It will be difficult and even impossible to trim or remove a tree without a high-quality chainsaw. If you are looking to cut a relatively small tree, you can use an ax to finish the task. But, if you want to get the job done fast, the use of a chainsaw is more suitable.
Gas-powered chainsaws vs. Electric Chainsaws
The chainsaw is one of the leading equipment used in taking down a tree. You will have to consider two types of chainsaws when you decide to buy one. Your choice is between a gas-powered chainsaw and an electric chainsaw. Gas-powered chainsaws are more portable. However, it will be challenging to determine the correct ration between gas and oil. Many property owners don't opt for a gas chainsaw, not only because they have to spend extra for gas, but also because it is not entirely eco-friendly. You don't have to worry about these things if you choose an electric chainsaw. One downside of using electric chainsaws is you need to have extension cords handy whenever you use them. The extension wire should be long enough to reach the tree you need to remove. This situation can be both a nuisance and hazardous. For instance, the cord may not be too long to access and electrical outlet, or you may accidentally trip over it and cause unwanted injuries.
As far as the price is concerned, it depends on the quality and power of the chainsaw. Naturally, the more powerful the chainsaw, the more costly the equipment will be. Some models can cost $100 or more, but these models usually are too lightweight to carry out a tree removal job. If you want a heavy-duty chainsaw that can tackle tree felling jobs, prepare at least $300 to $400for the equipment.
Other Tools and Equipment
Aside from a chainsaw, there are other tools that help make the tree-felling task more efficient and convenient:
Optional Cutting Equipment
After the tree is cut down, you have to think about the portions of the tree. If you have the extra money in your pocket, you can purchase a residential wood chipper. Prepare between $700 and $1500, depending on the size of the wood chipper.
Tree removal is a big and heavy task. It can also be complicated, dangerous work, which is why most property owners opt to hire a tree care expert to perform this job. Tree service professionals have the required expertise and skills that enable them to perform the removal of trees efficiently and safely. However, in addition to expertise and experience, especially with large, mature trees, the right equipment is necessary for effective removals. Jacksonville Tree Service has a complete fleet of tree removal equipment that enables us to deal with any size tree. Further, we have the experience and expertise to utilize this equipment safely and efficiently.
If all tree care work could be performed from the ground, many more property owners would consider performing their own work. Further, the process would be that less complicated. However, both in trimming and tree removals, large jobs often require tree workers to gain access to the canopy of the tree. Therefore, cutting down a tree generally cannot be done without the proper equipment. We have all the necessary equipment to perform tree trimming and removals effectively and efficiently. This equipment includes bucket trucks and cranes, when necessary. With this equipment, we can reach up to heights of over 90 feet. Property owners should realize this equipment is not inexpensive to purchase and maintain; and therefore, is a good sign the company you are considering using is professional and well equipped to perform any job.
Sometimes, however, it is not the height that is the largest challenge, but instead the ability to gain access to the tree. Tree in tight quarters, fenced backyards, etc. can be difficult or even impossible to reach. While fences are great for pets and children, in terms of keeping them safe, they aren't great for tree service access. In situations like these, we have both the right equipment that can fit into tight spaces but also the expertise to climb a tree without equipment, performing our same high-quality tree services. Our Trac equipment can access spaces as thin as a 44-inch opening. With our climbing experience and first-class equipment, there are no trees that we cannot trim or removal safely and efficiently.
Every tree is different and likewise unique in how we approach trimming or removal it. We love these types of challenges. Tree care work demands flexibility and creativity in planning as well as execution to perform the job correctly. At Jacksonville Tree Service, we have all the necessary equipment (and experience) to professionally deal with any complex and difficult tree situation. Often times, our skills and experience are most put to the test during emergency service, where trees have fallen on property structures, such as roofs. Having bucket trucks and cranes allows us to safely remove the damaged tree without any further property damage.
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