Tree felling is the process of cutting down a tree and removing all waste including brushwood, branches, and logs. It is commonly referred to as tree removal and there is no difference between the terms.
There are two methods for removing trees and the technique used will mainly come down to available space.
Sectioning/Sectional Tree Felling
Tree sectioning or section felling is the dismantling of a tree in manageable sections with the use of lowering ropes and slings.
The dismantling of trees in sections is a highly skilled operation where the smallest of errors could cause serious harm and can be very costly.
It is used in situations where space is limited, and everything must be guided down to avoid any damage.
All branches will be cut off first. Large limbs will be lowered from the crown using lowering ropes and the trunk will be removed in sections and dropped in a suitable landing zone.
Dublin based expert tree surgeon Derek Maher is highly skilled in navigating through tight spaces and use the latest rigging techniques to safely remove trees.
Straight Tree Felling
Straight felling is where a tree is cut from the base and allowed to fall to the ground in a controlled manner. However, in Dublin, this is often not possible for large trees as considerable space is required.
The straight fell of larger trees is usually carried out in forest work or properties with enough space, but smaller trees can be straight felled safely in most gardens and properties.
A face-notch is cut out from near the base of the trunk and in the desired direction before making the back cut through to the hinge.
We always use ropes and slings to assist the fall and may also use wedges to avoid it falling the opposite way.
Does Felling Completely Remove the Tree?
All trees will be cut down as low down the trunk as possible but can also be cut to any specified height. The stump will remain in the ground unless you have requested stump removal, which will completely remove the tree, stump, and surface roots.