Occasionally a tree may need to be removed completely. This can be for a number of reasons. In the interests of conservation a diseased tree may have to be removed to ensure neighbouring trees do not also become infected. Other reasons for removal may be if the tree is in a state of decay or in a weakened condition and may pose a threat to the safety of people and property, or if the tree is in an unsuitable area and is affecting planning applications and construction projects. Felling a large tree in a restricted area will normally require the tree to be climbed and dismantled in sections with the aid of ropes and lowering techniques. However, if space, safety and the tree’s form allows, a tree may be felled in the traditional forestry sense of the term, by bringing the tree to ground using practiced methods to ensure a safe, controlled and calculated fell.