Although we normally climb trees for removal, we also utilize lift trucks when trees are located in difficult spots. Our climbers normally drop pieces of wood on the ground, however, in sensitive locations we will lower pieces to the ground by ropes using friction devices to minimize or eliminate damage to the surrounding gardens, plants or property.
The most common method for removing a tree in urban areas is the spur and saddle method. This method involves a highly skilled climber who is specifically trained in safety procedures, climbing, cutting, knot tying, and proper lowering methods. Our climbers use spikes strapped to their legs and a lanyard rope that wraps around the tree to secure themselves to the tree the same way most loggers do.