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Feb 06, Most tyres have a high tensile steel cable running around the tyre bead (x2). You generally can only cut through this is a hacksaw (hard work) or grinder with large fig tree pruning cutting disk. Using an axe or those types of tools generally stuffs the tool before it cuts the cable (I know I've tried). Mar 25, I would suggest making a cut, either with the hacksaw or boltcutters, whichever works best (tin snips may also work) and leaving the tyre in place for a while before removing it.
If they are grown into the trunk this will give some stretch as the tree grows, and you may be able to make a cut on the other side next year, so eventually the tyre will fall bushcutting.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. May 26, The tires need to come off asap.
Instead, use a small, sharp knife such as a utility knife or a retractable box cutter.
There is steel wire in the tire so be careful cutting them. I would make a cut on opposite sides and separate it. You will probably damage some roots during the process but they will probably be girdling roots anyway and not be that much of a problem.
Post a picture after the tires are off and we can get a look.