Change Your Home One Step at a Time

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Big Tree, Little Tree: The Differences In Removing Trees Based On Size

by Aiden Carroll

When you ask for tree removal service, one of the questions you are asked is always "How big is the tree?" If you had to guess, do you think you could give a reasonable estimate of the size of the tree you want removed? To the tree service, this is a very important question because it dictates how they will remove the tree and which equipment they will bring with them to remove the tree. Just to give you an idea, here are the differences between removing trees of different sizes. 

Trees Shorter Than Ten Feet and Narrower Than Six Inches in Diameter

These little trees are easy enough to pull out of the ground and cut down in minutes. Your tree removal service will do one of two things. Either they will just pull the tree out of the ground and lay it down to cut up and feed into a chipper, or they will cut it down in chunks and feed it to a chipper until they get to the stump. If they do the latter, they may just use a mini- backhoe or a spade to dig up the stump and dispose of it.

Trees Larger Than Ten Feet and Wider Than Eight Inches in Diameter but Less Than Fifteen Feet and Fifteen Inches

These trees have to be braced and slowly cut down to control the fall of the tree and the amount of debris that needs clearing. The stumps can either be dug up by machine or ground up by a stump grinder if they are on the larger end of this range. As with smaller trees, the wood is almost always chipped, but it can be cut into logs and bundled, if you prefer.

The Really BIG Trees

When you have a massive tree that needs to come down and come out of your yard, this takes some borderline lumberjacking skills. The tree has to be "topped" so that the topmost part of the tree is cut down first and falls in an area where no one and nothing can be hurt or damaged. After the top of the tree has been cut into pieces, stripped, and/or chipped, a chainsaw continues to cut down remaining chunks of the tree's trunk. Every chunk is dealt with accordingly until only the stump on the ground is left. With really big trees, most tree removers will only use a stump grinder to get rid of what is left. However, you might have it unearthed and removed completely for an extra charge. 

Contact a company like Stritar Construction & Tree Service for more information about tree removal.


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The best way to handle major home renovations is to take them one step at a time. Instead of trying to change your whole home at once, start small. I started with the guest bathroom, then the guest bedroom, then moved on to my kids’ rooms, my bedroom, and the living room. Now I’m working on remodeling the kitchen. I started this blog to help other people who are attempting major home renovations. I’ll show you how to change your whole home by breaking it up into manageable chunks. Wondering which kitchen counters are right for you, or how to add more space to your bedroom? We’ll go over the pros and cons of different materials and discuss DIY renovation projects. Before you know it, you’ll have created your dream home.