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Tree Felling & Removal in Potchefstroom

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Dirtmaster will come and cut or remove any trees or tree stumps in Potch area.

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A Look at Tree Removal and Felling

When you hear the word "tree felling", what comes into your mind? Do you think of a person falling and getting hit directly on the head? Or do you think of an act of vandalism whereby someone chopped down an entire tree to make some fashion statement? This article looks closely at both scenarios. We will examine the risks involved and look at how best to prevent such acts in the first place. After reading this article, you should have a good idea about how to react when you come across a tree felling or chopping in your yard.

Tree felling refers to cutting down and removing a live tree by cutting at its base. There are many different ways to do it. Ideally, in South Africa, people clear-cut the trees they want for their personal use. But unfortunately, in other parts of Africa, like the Eastern Cape, people have to take a more active role. They often hire contractors who have the necessary skills, equipment, and knowledge to fell trees.

In some cases, tree felling can be done by local people themselves. But even here, there are risks involved. The worst is when people accidentally felled the wrong trees, cutting them with the wrong tools and causing unnecessary injury.

Apart from accidental felling of dead branches and uprooted trunks, the most common causes of death during tree felling are blunt force trauma and heart attack caused by falling objects striking the neck and head. Even when people are using power tools, they can cause life-threatening injuries if they accidentally break a branch while operating it. The problem is compounded when people try to move a fallen tree. If it's loose, they can tip it over. If it's stuck between two tree stumps, chances are it would break on impact.

If a tree is felled in bad weather, when people are not looking, it can still cause many problems. It can get dislodged from the tree, or the roots can get clogged with mud, debris, or other soil. This can obstruct the way for water and other resources to get to the tree and pose a severe risk to people who may fall. A small cut in the tree can already compromise its nutritional content, and human faeces will then replace the nutrients and water it gets.

Even when contractors do tree felling with the appropriate skills and equipment like chainsaws, they still risk accidents. People tend to overestimate the strength of equipment like chainsaws. It's not uncommon to see tree felling technicians using chainsaws that are way too powerful for the trees they're cutting down. This means that even when cutting down giant trees, these tools can still cause injuries. This is why you have to have the proper equipment like an excavator or a cherry picker before operating one at your house.

Another significant risk you have to watch out for when it comes to tree felling is falling from a very high height. You can get injured even if you're standing near the tree that you're cutting down. Of course, falling from a considerable height would require professional help because you wouldn't be able to climb back up afterwards. However, if you have to cut down trees that are too large for you or don't have a way of climbing up after cutting them down, then you should think twice about doing it.

Tree removal and felling businesses are becoming more popular these days because they can help you remove large trees without having to do the heavy lifting themselves. They can even do the cutting and handling for you, so all you have to worry about is the work positioning and getting the job done as promised. If you want to get the most out of your tree felling service, make sure that you hire the right company to do the work for you.

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