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    What's the best way to hack bits of tree off?

    I've got several really big trees in the back garden. They're blocking nearly all of the light to the top half of the garden, so I want to do something about it. I own an axe and I'm pretty adept at hitting things with it, so is the process of cutting some branches away as simple as climbing the tree, sitting on a nearby branch, and hitting the offending branch until it breaks off, or is there anything more complex to the job than that?

    Cheers

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    Get a tree surgeon

    Original Poster

    Ommid;5363050

    Get a tree surgeon



    But they're really expensive. One guy came round a few weeks ago, he reckoned it'd be around £100 to cut one of my trees back, and that was with the "already here in the area today" discount.

    I'd rather use a chain saw than an axe... although i think we have both in the garage, lol

    think of your worst enemy and enjoy yourself - brilliant aggression therapy

    Hack and slash!

    Banned

    surely a saw would be better, whats sort of tree is it, and how big

    http://www.blackanddecker.co.uk/ProductImages/imports/EU_Images/BnD/713650_GPC1800_A2.jpg

    ive got one of these chainsaw on a stick thingies bout 50 quid

    Original Poster

    Awesome - I went out and started attacking it with my hickory axe, and when I'd nearly finished my first branch, my neighbour came out and offered me a loan of his bushman's saw. I'd never heard of one of these things before, and I was kinda skeptical since my experience with my dad's timber saw has been embarassingly lame. But he popped round all the same, came into the back garden and gave it to me, and I've just had a goddamn great time with it. There's something magic about climbing a tree ant taking thirt years worth of branch growth off in a matter of minutes. I've written on these forums before about how great my neighbour is, but I have to do it again here. He's fantastic. Great, great man.

    Gonna go back outside and hack more branches off now, I love this :viking:

    dxx;5363206

    Awesome - I went out and started attacking it with my hickory axe, and … Awesome - I went out and started attacking it with my hickory axe, and when I'd nearly finished my first branch, my neighbour came out and offered me a loan of his bushman's saw. I'd never heard of one of these things before, and I was kinda skeptical since my experience with my dad's timber saw has been embarassingly lame. But he popped round all the same, came into the back garden and gave it to me, and I've just had a goddamn great time with it. There's something magic about climbing a tree ant taking thirt years worth of branch growth off in a matter of minutes. I've written on these forums before about how great my neighbour is, but I have to do it again here. He's fantastic. Great, great man. Gonna go back outside and hack more branches off now, I love this :viking:



    glad your having fun - don't get carried away


    http://i41.tinypic.com/ogbfci.jpg


    and keep safe


    http://www.tegning.com/jpg-

    Any tree surgeons in the manchester/bolton area? :-D

    So we'll not be seeing you on the news or "you've been framed" then.
    Don't forget to get a little something for them next door, card, flowers bevies go a long way.

    I think you did a good job.
    http://scccrd.com/scccrd_fi/After_the_tree_was_cut_down.jpg

    electriclinux;5364048

    I think you did a good job.



    I'm so dumb sometimes... I believed this was real for about 3 seconds lol

    http://www.faniq.com/images/blog/303_chef_folks.gif

    the first thing you need to do is found out if the tree's have a preservation order on them before you go hacking anything about if they do & you chop them about you could find yourself with a large bill from the local authority !

    Banned

    richp;5364132

    the first thing you need to do is found out if the tree's have a … the first thing you need to do is found out if the tree's have a preservation order on them before you go hacking anything about if they do & you chop them about you could find yourself with a large bill from the local authority !



    me thinks you may be a little late
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