What is a term for a specific kind of tree maintenance, cutting down
the tree [when it is dangerous]? I'd like to use standard
I seem to think I want to say "tree trimming and tree felling", or in
another situation, just "tree felling".
Those seem to be the right words, but I don't remember hearing them
like that. :)
I need to write a lawyer for a property association, and I'd like to
start with the right words and use them consistently.
Dangerous trees are referred in the industry as "hazard trees".
Cutting down a tree is called "felling".
Trimming would be "pruning" or "tree trimming".
So far as writing to a lawyer (or anyone). Basically you want to communicate
what you are intending to say. A good way to do this is to not use acronyms
or technical language, but to use common language which most people would
understand - language like they would use in a newspaper.
Also to be more clear about what you are saying, assume the reader of your
letter knows nothing about what you are writing about. So if you use a term
like "hazard tree", instead include an additional description of the term
after using it like this: "hazard tree" (a tree which poses danger to people
or property). Or instead of just "felling", say "felling" (cutting down the
tree). Then you are using the industry term and common language as well. The
reader of your letter will be sure to understand what you are trying to
Here is information on hazard trees (trees which pose a danger to people or
"mm" wrote in message
I agree....best to clearly describe what you mean. As for "tree
felling", that makes me think the tree is taken down in one piece.
"Tree removal" is far more familiar to me; you can add details. Large
trees are taken down in pieces, larger limbs cut off first, then the
main trunk in sections probably.
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