Is it legal to remove a tree yourself? I'm sure you've been in the habit of using a ladder to remove smaller trees, but is it still legal? Some people will use a ladder to get at the trunk of a tree, others will use it to reach the ground where the tree is on.
While some people will use a ladder to remove a tree, others will use it to reach the ground where the tree is on. Depending on the laws that are in your state, you might have to ask for permission from the landowner before you're allowed to do this.
If the landowner allows it, then you should be able to remove the tree yourself if you're careful and know what you're doing. If you have the permission of the landowner, you may be able to get rid of the tree from a lower level, if you have access to a ladder.
If you're unable to get to the top of the tree without climbing a ladder, it's still not small enough to be worth the effort. If you decide to remove the tree yourself, here are a few things to keep in mind:
* Before you begin removing the tree, inspect it to make sure it's still safe. Take some soil samples to find out how much moisture is in the soil. The tree should have no dampness to it, as well as not be cracked or rotten. You might also want to take a look at the roots for water or salt damage, as these can cause problems later.
* Take the time to remove any root systems. Remove any large roots that are under the tree. Next, lift the tree and inspect the underside of the trunk for any obvious damage.
* Remove any debris near the tree before you begin removing it. Look for splintered branches, as well as splintered tree limbs. If the tree is still large, there might be a good deal of debris underneath it.
* Remove the dead branches. You don't need to completely remove them, but you should cut them off so they don't fall and injure someone else. Also, don't forget to check the young limbs underneath the tree to make sure there aren't any pests in them.