Not an easy job
You've designed your backyard to complement your home, but sometimes nature interferes with your landscaping. The trees in your backyard, while beautiful, sometimes don't fit in with your designs, or worse, they may be old and diseased and should be removed simply as a matter of safety. Tree removal can be tricky to undertake, however, so you will want to approach any tree removal decisions carefully.
You will need to plan carefully based on the size of the tree; you may have to remove it limb by limb or cut away portions at a time. If the wood is not rotted, you may want to save it for your fireplace or to sell to others as firewood. Once you have carefully removed the tree down to the root, you've done the easy part – now comes the harder tasks to complete the process.
Removing the Stump and Roots
Tree root removal and tree stump removal is usually the hardest part of taking a tree out of your yard. Start by determining the extent of its root system. If it's a younger tree, you may be able to dig out the root easily. But if it's a larger and older tree, the stump may be quite far into the ground. One idea for removing the tree stump is to hook it up to the back of a truck – and as the truck drives away, the root may be moved. You will need to carefully chain the root to the truck for this to be effective. Other options include using heavy machinery to fully remove the stump. If you are determined to dig it out by hand, prepare for a long dig.
Ancillary Plant Removal
Ancillary plants often grow up around trees. When the tree is removed, you'll want to remove the other plants as well. Tree bush removal can be very easy compared to stump or root removal. Some bushes that grow around trees are actually parasites, so when the tree is cut, the bush is automatically gone. Others are grounded bushes you can simply dig up.
Emergency Tree Removal
If you are experiencing trouble in your backyard due to a tree, you will need to consider emergency tree removal. The processes you use to remove trees on an emergency basis will likely be the same as other removals, but you will need to undertake this as quickly and safely as possible to prevent any damage or injury from occurring.