Why take down a tree? We remove trees for a few reasons, actually. The tree could be dead, the tree may be alive, but hazardous to home or property or people, or we may be performing Lot Clearing for a construction area.
There are different ways to do take trees down, and it depends on the tree size, shape, reach, location and health status.
- Notch and drop. Making a well planned cut at the base particularly chosen to direct the manner, speed, and direction the tree will fall.
- Climbing method, or the rope and saddle method, rope rigging. The experienced climber lifts himself into the tree, by throwing a climbing rope into the tree and raising himself up into it, secured by a series of special safety climbing knots and ropes. Branches are tied to a rope, and then cut carefully by Tim. He lowers them down.
- Some times we have to use aCRANE.