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Before you start, check city or county ordinances regulating the removal of fallen trees. It’s important to make sure no power lines are caught in the branches. Either end of the tree is a good place to begin cutting. Smaller side branches should come off first, then the main branches, carefully working your way to the other end. Removing the small stuff as you go will make clean up easier.
To remove the stump entirely, hire a professional with a stump grinder. If you need to move the trunk, a winch can help. Make sure you stand to the side when the cable starts moving.
Once the tree is stripped, the trunk can be divided into manageable sections. It’s important not to let the chainsaw come in contact with dirt, it can dull the blade.