Tree cutting techniques

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by cutman2000, May 9, 2013.

  1. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
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    How would you cut this? The owner wants it cut back off of the walkway. And would you attempt to cut the top, or just the sides?

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  2. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i would prune it back as he wants, all the way around, i would prune the top of the if the power lines are far enough away to where i know i won't touch them, but i wouldn't cut the top off or anything like that.
     
  3. Boaz

    Boaz LawnSite Member
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    It will look brown and crappy if you get aggressive. Can you talk them into removing it all together?
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  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cut it clear out.

    No matter what you do, it will never look right.

    And, you wouldn't ever to be able to remove the stump to plant something appropriate there.



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  5. Carefully trim it at ground level.
     
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
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    How deep can/should I cut it, but avoid the browning?
     
  8. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
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    They just want to be able to walk on the walk way.
     
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Generally once you cut into conifers you wont get any new growth where you cut it. That looks like a leyland cypress thay can handle trimming better than some conifers, but the thing is going to do damage to the house if its not removed.
     
  10. cutman2000

    cutman2000 LawnSite Member
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    so when I cut this thing, that's it, no new growth at all? Can I cut it just enough to push it back some, but not deep enough into the brown branches?
     

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