Removing a tree can be a daunting task, but with the right preparation and equipment, it can be done safely and efficiently. Before you start, it's important to estimate a drop zone and clear the area. Watering the soil around the tree the day before you plan to start will make it easier to dig. You'll also need to make sure you have the right equipment, such as a jigsaw or chain saw.
Once you have the necessary tools, you should cut any weeds around the trunk and clear two escape routes on the “no fall” side of the tree. Make a notch on the side of the trunk where you want it to fall. Then, begin cutting away at the main branches until they are removed. You can then cut the main trunk from the ground using the proper technique with a jigsaw or chain saw.
In some cases, it may not be possible to cut the tree in one fell swoop due to obstacles in its path. If this is the case, you'll need to cut a wedge deep enough for each of the main branches to fall. This process can take several hours depending on the type of tree and its size. Once all of the branches have been removed, you can use a sawmill to turn them into wood that can be sold at a higher price.
You'll also need to factor in the cost of removing any demolished parts. If you're not confident in your ability to remove a tree yourself, it's best to contact an experienced arborist who can help you safely and efficiently remove it. Fielding Tree & Shrub Care brings more than 20 years of certified arborist experience to a tree near you, serving neighborhoods throughout the South Denver area with tree pruning, tree removal, stump shredding, shrubbing, and more.