Bramland Group

Tree felling PRETORIA AREA

  • Tree felling Pretoria Area – Since 1992 Bramland has been Pretoria’s trusted name for the professional removal of trees. Whether it’s a hazardous tree just about falling over or a nagging one getting in the way of your plans, Bramland has the staff, expertise, and equipment to ensure a fast, reliable, and risk-free tree felling service. 
  • Tree felling often poses unique challenges and Bramland takes pride in our team’s problem-solving abilities resulting in the best tree felling in Pretoria practice that is safe and most economical for our client. The correct equipment is vital to ensuring a successful tree felling so we also ensure all of our teams are prepared for any situation. 
  • Bramland prides itself on a no-wastage policy so once a tree is felled, we make sure every part of the tree is ‘recycled’ so to speak. From processing at our Pretoria-based sawmills to making smaller branches into compost and firewood or using leftovers to add to the charcoal-making process, every tree-felling job we do is not complete until we have disposed of the tree removed in beneficial ways. 
  • Our tree felling service offering includes the whole tree that needs to be cut down or a couple of branches you would like trimmed off, no job is too big or too small. Tree felling has been our business for many years and we will continue to offer our expert services to Pretoria, and the surrounding community for many years to come. 
  • Once our quotation is accepted, our fully trained, highly experienced, and reliable staff step in to take care of your tree felling needs. 
  • With several branches situated throughout Pretoria, Gauteng, you are guaranteed the best service in the industry. With a variety of related services, Bramland is the preferred service provider, offering a variety of services such as; trimming & pruning, stump grinding and removal, and many more!
  • Highly competitive in pricing, contact Bramland today for a fast, cost-effective and free quotation. We look forward to being of service to you.

STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL TREE FELLING.

Tree felling involves careful preparation, the right equipment, and adherence to safety protocols. Here are the steps to securely felling a tree:

  1. Tree felling assessment: Evaluate the tree and its surroundings to decide which way it will naturally fall. Look for indicators of degradation, leaning, wind direction, and impediments like buildings, electricity wires, or trees.
  2. Plan an Escape Route: Choose a clear path away from the falling tree. This route should be 45 degrees away from the fall direction.
  3. Wear adequate safety gear, such as a hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, gloves, and steel-toed boots.
  4. Clear the Area. Clear the area surrounding the tree’s base of any obstructions and debris. Make certain there are no bystanders or pets in harms way.
  5. Make a Notch: Stand on the side of the tree, facing the direction you want it to fall. With a chainsaw, make a horizontal cut (the undercut) roughly one-third of the way through the tree trunk. Then, at a 45-degree angle from the initial cut, make a second cut above it to form a notch. This notch will determine the direction of the fall.
  6. Back Cut: From the opposite side of the tree, make a horizontal cut (the back cut) a few inches above the bottom of the notch. This cut should be somewhat higher than the point where the undercut meets to form the hinge.

  7. Felling Wedges: As the tree begins to fall, place felling wedges in the rear cut to keep it from pinching the chainsaw.

  8. Retreat Safely: When the tree begins to fall, swiftly follow your preset escape path. Keep an eye on the falling tree and be ready to respond swiftly if it shifts unexpectedly.

  9. Check for Damage: After the tree has fallen, assess the surrounding area for damage and make sure it fell safely.

  10. Clean Up: Remove the branches and cut the trunk into manageable portions for disposal or future processing.

  11. Dispose of Debris Safely: Dispose of branches and debris in accordance with local legislation and guidelines, such as chipping, recycling, or burning.

  12. Stump Removal (Optional): Use a stump grinder or other appropriate equipment to remove the stump.

    Remember if you’re unsure about safely felling a tree, you should engage a professional arborist or tree felling service to do the task. Safety should always come first.

 ♠ REASONS TO FELL A TREE.

There could be various reasons why someone might wish to fell a tree.

  1. Harvesting Timber: One of the key reasons for tree felling is to harvest timber for a variety of applications, including construction, furniture manufacture, paper production, and fuelwood.

  2. Clearing Land: Trees may need to be cut down to make way for agricultural reasons, urban development, road construction, or new structures or infrastructure.

  3. Dead, diseased, or damaged trees can constitute a safety risk, especially if they are near buildings, roadways, or electricity lines. To avoid accidents, such trees may need to be felled.

  4. Thinning Forests: Tree felling in forestry management, trees can be selectively felled to thin out a forest, which can benefit the surviving trees and encourage biodiversity.

  5. Creating Space: Sometimes trees must be cut down to make way for new planting or landscaping initiatives, such as gardens, parks, or recreational spaces.

  6. Controlling Pests and Diseases: In some situations, trees may have to be cut down to prevent the spread of pests or diseases that could affect other trees or ecosystems.

  7. Aesthetic purposes: Trees are occasionally felled for aesthetic purposes, such as to improve views or the appearance of a landscape.

    It is critical to remember that tree felling must be done responsibly and in compliance with local legislation in order to reduce environmental effect and assure safety. In many circumstances, replanting or compensatory actions may be required to reduce tree loss.

 

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