How To Remove A Tree Stump Painlessly
So the tree needs to go; it’s ugly, it’s dead, it’s infested, you have a new chainsaw that you’re just dying to try out. Whatever your reason, the bottom line it you want that tree gone. This article will give you the basics of removing trees and stumps from your property with your own two hands.
As stated earlier, you’ll need a chainsaw. Now with that chainsaw comes the obligation to use it responsibly. You like your arms, legs, and eyes don’t you? I thought so. So to ensure your safety and anyone working with you, you’ll need the following items; a logger’s helmet. You don’t know how sturdy those branches are, a helmet will protect you from any falling branches which cause the majority of logging injuries.
Ear muffs and a face screen are also recommended. The sound intensity of a chainsaw is roughly 109 dB depending on the brand and without proper ear protection, it would only take two minutes to cause hearing loss. Wood chips will be flying everywhere as you are sawing, hence the face screen to protect that rugged mug of yours. Using safety glasses with a face screen may seem like overkill, but your glasses are specifically designed to keep dust that made it through your face screen out of your eyes while sawing. Take the extra precaution. Finally Kevlar chaps; no I don’t expect you to get into a firefight with the neighbors, but Kevlar chaps will instantly stop a chain should you accidently drop the saw against your leg.
To actually cut down the tree, we recommend having an experienced logger teach you. There are some things you just need to learn in person in order to learn them correctly and safely. However, once your tree is removed, we have faith that you can get rid of the stump all on your own.
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