Re: Cutting Down Trees
First of all you never use a ladder to cut trees. It doesn't take a very large limb to hit the ladder and catapult you across your property. That's why pros use climbing harnesses or cherry pickers. Topping trees can often end in kick back and rip your head off. If it is a large tree even tying a car or truck to a line connected to the top may not make the tree fall where you want and can actually throw a truck like a toy on the end of a string. Even experienced pros have been known to fell a tree the wrong direction and a tree can do a lot of damage when it falls. I have cut a lot of trees down but always hire pros for work near the house.
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