Step 2: Chip fell limbs

professional tree removal process, step 2, chipping fell limbs
Photo: John Gruen
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Gonzalo and crew member Walter Brooks take turns feeding limbs and branches into the gnarling 80-horsepower chipper. Its whirling carbide blades swallow limbs up to 14 inches in diameter, instantly shredding them into mulch. (Anything bigger would be chopped into firewood.) To prevent jams, Brooks always chops the leafy fodder into five-foot sections first.
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    Tools List

    • chain saw
      Chain saw
    • Wood chipper
    • stump grinder
      Stump grinder
    • table saw
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