Trees should ideally only be felled if they are deemed unsafe, unsightly or are no longer viable in their location. There are two ways which we can safely fell a tree to ground level. 1. Straight fell, if space and safety allows it. 2. Section fell, where a climber will enter the tree and will dismantle it in sections using rigging and lowering techniques to avoid damage below. This method is very effective of felling a tree to ground level in a restricted space. Other options are possible - please refer to the previous sections on reducing, crown thinning, pollarding etc.