We covered what to expect in tight quarters in this where we briefly mentioned taking down a tree down in sections. But if your situation demands this, you’ll need to know a bit more about this specific type of tree removal.
We wish more homeowners would use Chip Drop. Why? Because we often dispose of brush (in the form of chips) and logs for our customers.
Felling a tree starts with a face cut. The “face” is the side of the tree that faces in the direction you want the tree to fall in. The face cut removes a big wedge shaped chunk from the tree. It requires two cuts: the bottom side is flat/level, and the top side is a diagonal cut slanting downward.
Milled planks can be useful for applications like timber framing, or for anything else where you might use boards of unconventional sizes. There’s also aesthetic appeal in the rustic appearance of milled boards; you can leave the bark on the edges, or display the roughly milled surface.
A common reason to get rid of trees is that leaving them where they are is a danger and a liability.
Commercial mills are usually specialized; they each create only a few specific types of lumber. This is because the tooling and processes are completely different for different types of wood and their respective products.
If you’ve got a big tree in a small yard or crowded space, there’s a few extra things to consider when having it removed.
This compact evergreen grows 40-60’ tall, and spreads to 10-15’ if left to grow.
Wood is a valuable resource. Finding a use for it means you don’t have to find a way to get rid of it. This can save you money, time and effort. Of course, certain trees will actually be worth money to the right buyer (to learn about what kind of trees, and how to make money off them, see this article. If selling your wood isn’t feasible, you can try one of these uses.
In this post we will look at the Norway Spruce, Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine/Shorepine, Paper Birch, Cottonwood, and Douglas Maple. Our previous post in this series covered the Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Sitka Spruce, Bigleaf Maple, Red Alder. You can see them all in one spot in our Tree Library page.
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