Chunking, or taking a tree down piece by piece, is usually done when there is no room to fell a tree, or when the customer prefers not to have an entire tree fall. It can be done from the bucket truck or by a climber, either with a rope attached to the piece if there are delicate things under the tree such as flower boxes or walkways, or without a rope if this is not a concern.
Trees ranging from 130-foot pines to willows can be taken down by climbing them. Wearing the proper gear, an experienced tree climber is able to climb the tree, cutting the limbs off as he goes. When he has moved a reasonable distance from the top, he cuts it off. The tree can then be removed piece by piece by the climber, or he can climb down and fell it.
Felling is a fast and easy way to remove a tree if there is enough space. It involves tying a rope to the tree, notching it near the bottom, and sawing through the notch while another person pulls the rope to hold the tree while it falls. Sometimes the tree can be felled with the limbs still on it. At other times, the tree must be de-limbed and then felled so as not to destroy other trees or property.
A bucket truck can be a time-saving and cost-effective way to take down a tree as long as the truck can reach the tree from where it’s parked. Everything can be done right from the bucket by the worker, including limbing, cutting the top off, and chunking, if necessary. Having a bucket truck, however, does not replace A CUT ABOVE’S skilled climbers. Although helpful most of the time, the bucket truck is not always the best choice.
Trees on Your Roof
If a tree is lying on your roof, then you may need our help to safely remove it. Our company has the resources to clear your roof of trees, limbs, and debris without causing any further damage. Sometimes, we will use methods from the ground to remove it. Other times, we will bring in a crane to help. It all depends on what you need and which is the safest way to get the job done.
Trees Struck by Lightning
Trees that have been damaged by lightning are extremely dangerous to work with. When taking down this type of tree, we typically bring in the crane to help. We tighten straps around the tree in multiple places to prevent it from splitting as we begin to cut off pieces. We have done many of these trees, and thus have the experience necessary to carry out the procedure safely and effectively.
Some trees are so dangerous and difficult to fell that a crane must be brought in to help safely remove them. The crane is operated by a highly trained and experienced individual who has worked with us for over 10 years. With the use of a crane, our skilled crew can remove all types of trees.
Trees Hanging over your Roof
Trees or large limbs hanging over the roof of your house, garage, or building create a safety hazard. We can safely remove the tree from over your building without doing any damage.