CRANE ASSISTED TREE REMOVAL
When is Crane usage necessary?
Removing very large, dangerous or storm damaged trees is a very complex project. Many factors are considered during the initial assessment to determine the safest and most efficient plan to execute, and crane usage is a great option.
Upon arrival at the tree removal site, our certified arborists and tree crew will conduct their pre-work assessment, the best location for crane setup will be determined. Multiple factors will be taken into consideration such as:
Elevation/grade changes, overhead obstacles, distance from the landing and picking areas and the space needed for the crane.
The arbrorists and tree crew will begin to execute their removal strategy. Each cut and lift will be carefully planned and discussed. The removal strategy has all the following considered: weight of the pieces to be removed, the angle and growth pattern of the pieces, and the size of the area that the pieces will have to be moved through and lowered into. The climber and crane operator must be able to accurately estimate the weight of each piece prior to cutting. If the operating capacity of the crane is exceeded it could cause the crane to turn over. The growth pattern and angle of each tree is also considered such as: large horizontal limbs on Oak trees require different rigging and lifting methods than a Pine Tree with a vertical growth pattern.
The removal process begins once the climber has secured himself, then he will begin to make the appropriate cut for the situation. Simultaneously, the crane operator will apply the correct amount of force and boom the crane into the correct place for extraction of the piece. As soon as the piece has been cut all the way through, it will be safely lifted and maneuvered through the air to the drop zone.