Of course most people do not think of there being farms here on Long Island, but my mother’s family has had a farm here in Suffolk county for at least a hundred years. I have learned a lot of things there. For instance the other day my neighbor asked me if I knew anyone that did Suffolk county tree removal and I asked him what he needed to have done. Of course what he needed was a tree dropped because it was blocking his satellite signal, especially when the weather got bad. At any rate my grandfather has taught me all about this sort of this and I figured that it was not really that big of a deal, although I took some precautions. I climbed the tree with a bow saw and cut the top of it off. Of course I tied it to a rope and when it fell it did not go all of the way to the ground. That way it did not make a big mess when it hit the ground.
I untied the rope from the tree top and then I hooked it up to my truck and pulled the tree towards the way that I wanted it to fall. When I had nearly cut it through the guy started pulling it until it fell just like I wanted. Of course my grandfather would just have used his tractor to undercut the tree and then push it over towards the hole that he had dug. This is not really a good plan if the tree is big, but this tree was not so big that it was a problem. You just have to be careful and of course you do not want to fall out of the tree. That first step really is a big one.