The arborvitae, a fast evergreen, can endure several climate conditions. Thus, it is frequently overused. Even an arborvitae can grow up to 60 feet tall and 15 feet wide, although there are many dwarf varieties. The dwarf varieties have been employed for foundation plantings, trees in tiny yards and hedges, yet eventually they grow to be up to 10 feet wide. When they outgrow the space in which they were planted, they should be removed.
Inspect the area around the tree for barriers, other plants or structures that you don’t wish to crush. Stand back and observe the way the tree is naturally leaning. Analyze the trunk for weak spots or disease. The arborvitae may break at weakened or rotted spots until the back is totally cut. Determine the best direction to discard the arborvitae. Plan at least two escape routes in case the tree does not fall in the direction you intended for it to fall.
Felling the Tree
Arborvitae have dense growth all the way down the trunk. Cut off lower limbs so that you may safely approach the trunk. Undercut the trunk by producing a V-shaped notch on the side of the tree that faces the selected drop website. Produce a 90-degree-angle notch for the best results. The undercut ought to be about a quarter of the tree’s diameter in thickness. Make a straight cut into the tree on the side opposite the undercut 2 inches greater than the deepest part of V. Once the tree begins to fall, shut your chainsaw off and measure away from the tree. Do not stand and admire your handiwork, since the tree might bounce when it hits the ground.
Once the arborvitae is lying solidly on the ground, start removing divisions at the base of the tree. Eliminate branches on the other side of the tree from where you are standing. Never stick to the down side of the tree if you are on a slope. If some of the divisions can’t be safely cut due to the way the tree is lying, use a large branch or rod to roll up the tree. When all the branches are removed, cut on the bare log into firewood-sized bits, up to 24 inches long. To prevent running the spool in the dirt, cut halfway through the log then roll it and then cut from the opposing side. Cut the divisions to a size that’s acceptable for disposal and bundle them according to your neighborhood solid waste disposal regulations.
There are several options for the stump. Arborvitae stumps don’t decay very quickly in contrast to those of other kinds of trees. It is possible to dig the stump out using a sharp spade and pick, cutting on the biggest roots using a pruning saw. This is a viable choice for those who have an avid club out to prove their strength. You may also call an arborist or tree service and have them grind the stump. The cost will be dependent on the size of the stump. Alternatives include drilling holes in the stump and filling them with chemicals or nitrogen fertilizer, and covering the stump with manure and letting it rot. You may also leave it to rot by itself, which might take 10 decades but is the easiest option, or drill a few holes in the center of the stump, chip out the timber and fill the hole with birdseed.