Cutting around trees

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sgrprincees, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. sgrprincees

    sgrprincees LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I was wondering what the best way to cut around lowhanging trees is, and either searched using the wrong term, or there were no previous posts. I can't imagine a good way other than with a push mower pushing and pulling around the tree in a spoke looking pattern, but that isn't a very good way.
  2. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    1. Just cut around it as close as you can and then finish with a string trimmer.

    2. Put a ring of mulch under the tree.

    3. Depending on the tree, prune it up so you can get under it.
  3. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,769

    If the branches are so low that they actually touch the ground then you cannot be expected to have a lawn cut pattern under the tree. They are lucky you cut under there at all. Usually I can lift the branches one handed and drive my ZTR in and out with the other hand what ever is left is done with the wackers. The worst yard I have ever done in my life had some 10 or more trees that all had branches touching the ground. The grand daddy of the trees was a Chinese cherry tree 30-inch trunk 45-foot radius and the branches all touched the ground and there was lawn under that beast. I don’t miss that over grown dump at all and it is nice not to bleed every time you cut a lawn.
  4. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    i agree with gogetter with the mulch rings it makes it alot easier and string trimmer doesnt damage trees

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