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Ant Projects is an experienced tree felling Company in Pretoria, we specialize in Tree Felling, de-stumping and tree trimming. Tree Feeling Pretoria is our game and we aim to provide the tree felling service with acountability , responsability and good communication to our clients as the back bone of our tree felling service. tree Felling can be dangerous and thsu we apply strict safety measurements to prevent any injury of our staff and also the property of our tree felling pretoria cls
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We specialise in
- Tree felling
- Tree trimming
- stump removal
- Garden refuse removal
Tree Felling Pretoria Safety tips
1. Estimate the Felling Zone
Trees are taller than you think and reach farther on the ground than you’d expect. When you’re planning on felling a tree, you can estimate where a tree will fall by using the “ax handle trick.” Hold an ax handle at arm’s length, close one eye, and back away from or move toward the tree until the top of the ax is even with the treetop and the bottom is even with the base. Your feet should be about where the treetop will rest after falling. It’s just an estimate, though, so allow extra room if there’s something the tree might fall on!
2. Examine the tree
Always, before cutting a tree, carefully examine the tree, the trees around it and the ground where it will fall. Are there any dead limbs or debris in the tree (widow makers), or neighboring trees that may fall on you? Does the tree lean, or is the crown heavier on one side, or laden with snow that may affect its balance and direction of fall? Are its branches intertwined with other trees in such a way that it may hang up rather than fall freely? On a windy site, a tree may not lean but strong prevailing winds can create stresses that cause a growth reaction in the tree. A decided lean or unbalanced crown will affect wood strength — compression in softwoods, tension in hardwoods.
If a tree falls on a large rock or stump, it may break, or rebound. Cut any brush that may affect your work, and always create an escape path behind the direction of fall, at a 45-degree angle. This is your protection in case of tree felling kickback. It may also be wise to cut brush and small trees in the area where the tree will fall in order to make limbing easier and safer
3. a look out might save your life while busy with tree felling in Pretoria
When felling a tree, you’ll be a lot safer if you have a trusted assistant standing a few feet behind you watching the top of the tree for falling branches and letting you know when the tree starts to fall. Have your assistant tap you on the shoulder with a stick to alert you when it’s time to vacate the area. If it’s early in the cut and you get the tap, leave the saw and walk away immediately. That means a branch is falling. Near the end of the cut, a tap means the tree is beginning its descent.
How to determine the height of a tree, in the process of tree felling in Pretoria ?
To determine the height of a tree, take the following steps:
- Select a stick of the same length as the distance between your forehead and your hand when your arm is fully stretched to the front.
- Stand away from the tree and hold the stick in your outstretched hand, so that it is in a vertical position to the tree and rectangular to your body.
- Move towards or away from the tree till the stick appears as tall as the tree.
- The distance between you and the tree will now be equal to the height of the tree.
- Should a tree not have a straight trunk, or be leaning away from or towards you, measure it from the side for more accuracy.