Total Tree Removal in 6 Steps


If you have a tree on your property that is in danger of falling, or if it has already fallen, then you need to remove it. The process of removing a tree can be dangerous and difficult if you don’t know what you are doing. This article will walk you through the process of total tree removal in seven easy steps.

Cut the major limbs:

Cutting branches at the wrong angle can result in a dangerous situation. If you are using a chainsaw, make sure to cut on the side that’s away from your body (the “off-side”) and don’t cut toward yourself. It’s also important to use proper safety gear when working with large trees such as hard hats and earplugs.

You should always wait until after the tree blooms before cutting major limbs. Make sure to wear gloves, long pants and boots. To cut the major limbs, you’ll need a chainsaw, pruners and loppers. Cut at least 24 inches above ground level for best results.

Cut down the tree:

The next step in the tree removal process is to cut down your tree. Make sure your chain is sharpened and that you have plenty of extra blades on hand in case one gets dull or damaged. When using a chainsaw, never cut into any part of the tree where there is no wood (for example, between the trunk and branches).

When cutting down a tree, it’s important to make sure it doesn’t fall onto anyone or anything else nearby. You may want to consider using some sort of support system like ropes or cables to keep the trunk upright while cutting through sections at a time so that it doesn’t fall over while being worked on. If possible, work with another person so they can help hold up sections as they’re being worked on by holding them in place with their hands until they’re cut through completely.

Saw the stump into slices:

After the sawing is done, you can remove each slice of the stump. The number of slices depends on the size of your stump, but it’s often possible to cut a large stump into three or four pieces. As with cutting off the branch stubs, use a hand saw to make sure that each slice has been cut down to size and can move without falling apart.

Remove the stump:

To remove a stump, you’ll want to first determine whether it’s dead or alive. You can use a hand auger to check the depth of the roots and see if they’re still growing. If there’s no sign of new growth, your stump is likely dead; if there is growth present, it could be best to treat the stump as an active tree and either cut it down or inject poison into its root system so that you can safely remove it without worrying about regrowth.

Once your stump has been determined to be dead, use a chainsaw to cut it into smaller pieces. It allows you easier access for your next step: using a stump grinder (or another similar tool) to remove any remaining stumps from their bases.

Fill in the hole:

In the total tree removal process, the next step is to fill the hole. Once the tree is gone, you will want to fill in the hole so that it does not become a breeding ground for insects and rodents. You can easily do this by using a backhoe or digger. First, dig out the roots of your tree and discard them (you may be able to use some of these for compost). Next, start adding dirt until you reach ground level and pack it down gently while checking on your depth now and then so that you know where to stop digging. When you are finished filling in with dirt, add compost or grass seed until it is completely covered up again.

Add compost and dirt

Compost is a great way to improve the soil in your yard. Compost is made up of dead plant material and other organic waste, such as food scraps or manure. Composting helps you reduce waste and make use of materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Compost can be bought or made at home with a compost bin or pile (see below).


In the end line, the total tree removal process can be very simple if you have the right tools and equipment. You first need to cut the branches then cut the tree down and then remove it. After that, you can clean up the area and clear away all the debris.

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