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Having a tree in your front or backyard can be a godsend in some instances. Trees can provide privacy, can provide shade during yard sale events and can provide a beautiful landscape to your home. However, they can also bring unwanted pests and obstruct your view and, in some instances, even be quite dangerous to your home. If you are looking at cutting down a tree you need to be careful and considerate of others in your area. Follow these easy tips to cutting down a tree without harming anyone in the process.

The first thing you need to do when cutting down a tree is get permission from your landlord. If you do not own the property then your landlord needs to give you the go-ahead to do this. Larger trees may be on both you and your neighbor's property and if this is the case then you should also talk to them about cutting down the tree.

If the tree stems from his yard then you may only be able to cut down the branches that are on your side of the fence. You cannot go over to his yard and cut down the tree, unless he has given you permission to do so. Speak to your neighbor about the reasons why you want to cut down the tree before doing so. He may wish to keep the tree for privacy or security purposes and you need to address these concerns before whipping out the chainsaw.

The next thing you need to do is determine the best way to go about this. If the tree is quite small then a chainsaw will do the trick as long as you have the right skills to use the chainsaw and you have plenty of supervision and spotters helping to make sure to tree falls the right way. If the tree is higher than you, however, then you may need assistance.

Safe Tree Cutting Tips

Cutting down incredibly large trees should not be attempted by yourself. You may wish to hire someone to do to the job as they may need special equipment to scale the tree and use special technology to determine where to make the cut without causing harm to anyone or any property. Cutting a tree in the wrong spot can result in it falling in the wrong direction. This means it could land straight in your living room window or on the street, causing a car accident in the process.

Look for contractors and landscapers that offer this service. You will feel much better knowing that you are going with a professional than risking a serious problem and potentially life threatening situation. Furthermore, cleaning up after a fallen tree is also quite a big job, especially if the trunk is large. You will need to use a chainsaw to cut the tree into several little chunks and then carry it all away. This can take a day or even a full weekend to finish.

While cutting down a tree is not always the best thing to do, in some instances it is. If, for example, the tree is dangling too close to the home and could be a potential problem in the event of a storm or heavy wind, then cutting it down is a good option. Furthermore, if the tree is dropping fruit and other unwanted goods and causing a feeding ground for raccoons, rats and other unwanted animals, then you may also have a valid reason for cutting down a tree. Weigh the pros against the cons and get permission as well as assistance to ensure the process is as smooth as possible.

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