There are many things that can go wrong when attempting to cut down a tree. While trees may seem relatively harmless, they a significant threat when attempting to remove. They can crush unprepared individuals in seconds. Most people entrust this job of cutting down large trees to a professional tree removal service who can do the job safely. However, if you are planning on attempting the job on your own, there are some things you should know.
In this video, you will learn about the most common tree cutting accidents and how to prevent them.
Stump jump may sound like a band, but it is a dangerous situation that can occur. Stump jump is when a tree completely detaches from the stump which results in an unpredictable free fall. This is normally due to a notch cut that is deep or less than 45 degrees. Therefore, to prevent an accident, use an open-face 70-90 degree cut with a bore cut. It is also crucial that you have an escape plan ahead of time should things go sideways. With these tips, you will be more prepared and much more safe when cutting down your tree.