Removing fairly big branches from trees
can be dangerous especially when your up
on ladders or steps. So make sure your ladders
or steps are in good order. Have someone
with you to hold the bottom of the ladders
while you carry out the work. Never work
in windy weather. Tie the top of the ladders
to the tree. If you have any doubts about
doing the job , then don't do it and leave
it to the expert Tree surgeons. One last
thing, if its your husband that's going
up the ladders make sure you have him insured
for a big amount of money!
steps 1 2 3...
Undercut to about half way.
Don't remove a branch with a single cut
as the weight of the branch will tear and
damage the trunk
Saw down until the branch breaks away.
A stump left on the tree will die and bring
about a fungal disease.
You will now be left with a stub which needs
to be removed.
Make a clean cut just outside the branch
bark collar ridge to the main stem,
branch or trunk. That way the collar
will have a chance to heal over
Once you have removed your branch & stump
make sure the wounded area were you have
just cut is fairly smooth.