In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti take down a badly decayed tree.
- Poke a stiff wire into the tree trunk to determine the extent of the decay.
- Remove lower branches using a chainsaw.
- Tie rope to larger limbs, cut then them free and slowly lower them to the ground.
- Cut down the tree trunk in sections.
- Use chainsaw to trim stump flush with ground.