Tree felling is a procedure that involves the cutting down of a tree. It is basically cutting down a tree and dropping it where you want it. There is something called limbing -this is the removal of branches, another term used is bucking this is the procedure of cutting down a tree into required lengths.
To carry out the process of tree felling, you do need permission because it is an offence to cut down, destroy or wilfully destroy any trees, this is due to a tree preservation order.
Tree felling should only be carried out during certain months, it is asked that the months between March and August are avoided due to this time being the main breeding season for nesting birds.
When tree felling is carried out there are certain processes to make the tree fall in the way that you want to. First, pinpoints the exact direction where you would want the tree to fall, make a cut at the top of the trunk of the tree, at a suggested angle of 60 degrees, saw to the depth of about 20-25% of the tree’s diameter., then make a horizontal undercut that meets the cut at the top.
We must always try and preserve trees as much as possible and tree felling should always be thought of as a last resort. Trees contribute to our environment by providing oxygen, the conservation of water, climate amelioration and improving the air quality around us. During the process of photosynthesis, trees will take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen that we breathe in.
There is one tree called the Sandal that cannot be cut down without government permission.