If you have tree limbs that are too high to reach, you may be wondering how to cut them down. Luckily, there are a few different ways that you can do this.
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Tree Limb Cutting Basics
Before you start cutting any tree limbs, there are a few basics you need to know. First, always make sure you have the correct tools for the job. Second, be aware of your surroundings and make sure you are not going to harm anyone or anything while you are cutting. Third, be sure to wear safety gear, such as gloves, goggles, and a dust mask. Now that you know the basics, let’s get into cutting those tree limbs.
Assess the tree limb
Is the limb too high to reach from the ground? Is it hanging over your house or power lines? If you answered yes to both questions, you will need to use a ladder to reach the limb. Be sure the ladder is tall enough and in good condition. Inspect the limb to see if it is hanging by a thread or appears otherwise unstable. If so, you will need to take extra precautions.
Choose the right cutting tool
There are a variety of cutting tools available, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. For smaller limbs, hand pruners and loppers will suffice. For larger limbs, you’ll need a pruning saw. When choosing a cutting tool, look for one that is comfortable to use and that is the right size for the job at hand.
If you will be doing a lot of pruning, it may be worth investing in a higher-quality tool. However, even the best cutting tools will need to be sharpened from time to time. You can have your tools professionally sharpened, or you can learn to do it yourself.
##Expansion:With the right tool in hand, follow these steps to safely remove tree limbs:
1.Start by making a relief cut on the underside of the limb about 6 inches from the trunk. The relief cut will prevent the bark from tearing as you make your final cut.
2.Position your cutting tool so that the blade is just above where the relief cut meets the trunk.
3.Cut through the limb with one smooth motion. Resist the temptation to saw back and forth, as this can damage both your cutting tool and the tree itself.
4.Once the limb has been removed, use your cutting tool to make a clean cut flush with the trunk of the tree.
How to Cut Tree Limbs That Are Too High to Reach
You can use a number of different methods to cut tree limbs that are too high to reach. You can use a tall ladder, a extendable pole saw, or even a bucket truck. No matter what method you choose, be sure to follow these safety tips.
Use a ladder
The first step is to identify the branch that needs to be cut. Look for a branch that is at least 2-3 inches in diameter and 12-15 feet long. If the branch is too small, it may not be strong enough to support your weight. If the branch is too long, it will be difficult to control.
Next, set up a ladder against the tree trunk. Make sure the ladder is tall enough to reach the branch, but not so tall that it is unstable. Place the saw on the ground next to the ladder.
Climb the ladder and position yourself so that you are comfortable and have a good grip on the saw. Start by making a cut on the underside of the branch, about 6 inches from the main trunk. Cut through the branch until you have almost reached the other side.
Finally, finish the cut by making a second cut on the top side of the branch. This will prevent the branch from tearing bark off of the main trunk when it falls.
Use a pole saw
If you have tree limbs that are too high to reach with a regular saw, you can use a pole saw. A pole saw is a long pole with a blade on the end. It is like a regular saw, but it is much longer, so you can reach higher.
To use a pole saw, first extend the pole to its full length. Then, put the blade on the limb that you want to cut. Push the blade into the limb, and then cut it off. Repeat this process until all of the limbs are gone.
Use a rope and pulley system
If the limb you need to cut is too high to reach with a standard pruning saw, you can use a rope and pulley system. You’ll need a length of rope and a tree limb that’s strong enough to support the weight of the saw.
Tie one end of the rope around the tree trunk and the other end around the limb. Feed the rope through a pulley attached to the limb.Now you can pull on the rope to raise the saw up to the limb.
When you’ve cut through the limb, lower the saw down carefully. Untie the rope from the trunk and limb when you’re finished.