Don’t Just Wing It
Do your research on how to cut down a tree safely. And before you even start your saw, stand back and size up the situation. Think about how you’ll cut each branch and what will happen when you do.
Don’t Lean You Ladder Against a Tree
It might be tempting to lean a ladder against a tree to do some pruning. Don’t do it. This stunt accounts for a large percentage of chain saw injuries.
Don’t Run Out of Oil or Gas
Fill the gas and chain oil reservoirs before dropping a tree. The last thing you want is to run out of gas in the middle of a felling cut. Plus: Check out this gas- versus battery-powered chain saw race.