In a famous case studied by Michigan State University Extension, an experiment was conducted by the university to test the usefulness of warning signs as tree felling detectors. The researchers divided twelve members of the public into two groups. The first group sawed a cane that hung six feet from a tree twenty feet away. The second group sawed at the same height but did not attach any cane to the tree.
Immediately after the first group sawed the cane, one of them began to remove small pieces of the wood stump. Two minutes later, the second group began to remove larger pieces of wood and smaller pieces of bark. Within five minutes, the first group had all of the smaller pieces of wood and bark removed while the second group of tree cutters had only bark remaining. The difference in accuracy between the first and second groups could be described as very small.
The reason for this difference in accuracy is simple. The logging experts are professionals who have been trained in identifying trees that need to be felled and have been through extensive training in stump grinding, sawing, and removal of limbs and other stump matter. The rest of the team, including the tree surgeon, is average individuals who are hired by the tree surgeon. They are not seasoned loggers. Therefore, they cannot determine the correct amount of sawdust or stump to use to minimize risk of injury to workers, property, and animals. For these reasons, the tree surgeon performs the actual tree felling and trimming jobs.
Another factor that can affect the accuracy of the stump grinder is the type of equipment used. Certain types of tree stump grinding equipment are more accurate and provide higher results than others. One of these factors is the type of stone used. Different stones produce different types of grinding noise. Some stones will produce a quiet high-pitched sound while other stones can produce a much more realistic sound.
There are several other factors that can affect the success of a tree felling or stump grinding job. For example, certain types of vehicles drive better than others. Loggers that are using large trucks often experience less strain on the machinery and are therefore more accurate in their work. It has also been suggested that the type of terrain you are cutting trees over affects how the tool will behave. For example, soft brush with small trees is a difficult task for a sabre wasp and this is why some tree felling and stump grinding companies do not undertake such work in wetterter regions.
In addition, tree felling requires the necessary tools for tree cutting safely. There are many different safety precautions you need to observe when felling trees. First, you must be aware of the size and weight of any tools you might be carrying at the time. This includes specialist protective clothing such as woolly hats, heavy duty gloves and earmuffs.
Secondly, you need to be aware of the proximity of power lines, which could prove dangerous if you do not take extra care when handling equipment such as chainsaws. Power lines are particularly dangerous if they are nearby, as they could electrocute anyone who comes in contact with them. You should also pay close attention to your tree felling equipment and ensure it is in good working order before you start to cut down trees. You might find it useful to carry out a bit of maintenance on your equipment every now and again to keep it in good condition.
One of the most important things to do before undertaking a tree felling or stump grinding job is research the local laws. Some areas have tree removal regulations which need to be adhered to. Always take this into account and make sure that you are aware of all the rules and regulations which apply in your particular area. Trees that fall near power lines and telephone lines could pose a serious risk to anyone who uses these electrical items. If possible, ask the local people about how to handle the situation if an accident should occur. Remember that the tree fellers and their equipment are fully qualified to perform their job but it would help if you took some precautions before entering the tree removal area.