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Removing Hazard Trees

A strong thunderstorm can crack or break down trees on your landscape causing havoc and Removing Hazard Treesdamages in the surrounding areas. The proximity of damages, however, is greater with hazard trees and calls for instant removal. Here you will find the basics of removing hazard trees safely from your landscape.

The hazard trees are large in size or weak. For instance, a large tree near electric pool poses a greater risk of damages. If fallen the tree can catch fire and may damage electric supply to the surrounding areas. Removing it is a one-way solution to avoid any hazardous aftermath.

Removing hazard trees can be really dangerous. It is advisable to have a professional on the site. The professional can safely remove heavy and large trees with right tools. In case you have decided to remove it by yourself, examine the tree for structural defects, height, branches and type. A tall tree situated too close to power lines and roads poses a greater risk of damages and calls for instant removal. A diseased tree or a tree with dead branches is also a hazard but its danger can be overcome with timely pruning.

Trimming of branches, however, should be carried out on each tree that you plan to remove. Remove the branches of the tree one by one starting from the heavy ones.The branches of the tree located near power lines should always be at least 2.5 meters away from low voltage lines and 4 meters away from high voltage lines. The trees near the power lines have a hazard to catch fire. A short tree, however, doesn’t really poses a risk near the power lines.

After removing the branches, cut the tree in two part by removing the top part of the trunk. Now, you will be left with a stump. You can either burn the stump or dig it out using a shovel or stump digger.

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