Tree removal isn’t always straightforward.

It may seem straightforward, but removing a tree from your property entails more than just having a tree… and then removing it. In tree removal, there are very particular procedures to follow and safety issues to address; if you don’t, you might end up injuring someone or damaging someone’s property. Even if your situation appears to be easy, hiring someone with tree removal experience is always a good idea. Bronx Tree Pro has some nice tips on this.
Making a Strategy
Before entering the tree, it’s a good idea to run some numbers. Calculate the tree’s height and distance from surrounding objects and structures. You’ll be able to decide the best way to cut down the tree once you’ve gathered this information.
If you’re short on space, you might have to cut the tree down in pieces. If the largest available area is 50′ wide and the tree is 120′ tall, you’ll want to cut it into three 40′ parts. (However, before you tackle the trunk, remove all of the branches, starting at the bottom and working your way up.)
You have many variables working against (or sometimes for) you once you start on the trunk. You have the tree’s natural lean, which would be the simplest direction to fall the tree in — unless there’s a house or other immovable object in the way that you don’t want to be harmed.
Many of your safety precautions must be included in your tree removal strategy. It’s critical to look for damaged electric and telephone lines, plumbing, and structures in the area. Setting up your rigging so that a fall from the tree won’t kill you, figuring out how to safely lower large branches to the ground, making sure your saws are in good working order before the job starts… the list goes on and on.
The most basic method for cutting is to climb the tree with a rope and belt, lopping off branches with a chainsaw as you go. These smaller branches are usually allowed to fall to the ground on their own. Spar pole rigging helps you to rig a branch, cut it, and have your partners carefully lower it to the ground if you need extra caution or for bigger, more dangerous branches.
Whole-tree rigging is the most sophisticated form of cutting. No one climbs up the tree in this method; instead, the tree is brought down in huge parts, each one rigged so that it can be carefully lowered to the ground, and its branches are lopped while it hangs a few feet above the ground. This is the most costly and time-consuming form of tree removal, but it is also the best for people and property in the region.