The crane operator will place the large branches (or sections) on the ground and the ground crew will begin to cut the branches and mulch them. When the crown is removed from the tree, the climber must go back down the trunk of the tree, removing portions as he progresses. Instead, the tree is removed from top to bottom, section by section. Each piece is lifted by the crane and moved to the drop zone for ground personnel.
When necessary, the crane can lift sections over obstacles and buildings. This allows us to tear down a tree that under other circumstances might not have been possible to remove. It works within the limits of the farthest radius. The distance between the crane and the object being lifted or moved is the radius.
If the radius of the tree is eighty feet, but the radius of the landing zone is one hundred, the drop zone is further away and must be taken into account for lifting capacity. Keep in mind that while crane removal is safer than other types of tree removal, there are still risks involved. A climber still has to climb and hold on to the tree, and then use a chainsaw to cut the tree piece by piece. The branches or sections of the tree they cut will be removed by the crane, using a steel cable or a nylon strap.
When a tree is not structurally sound, perhaps due to damage from storms, pest infestations, or diseases, crane-assisted tree removal can significantly mitigate the risk. Safety and operating standards are also slightly different between tree cranes and those used in other industries. If you've never hired a tree care company or are used to working with a landscaper or an “arboriculturist” to handle your tree problems, you may think that the only tools needed to work with trees are a few trimmers, a chainsaw, and maybe a ladder. Cranes can also lift the tree above buildings and obstacles, allowing the tree removal company to knock down trees that would not otherwise be possible to remove.
If the trees on your property have branches that look cracked or split, for example, it's a good time to contact an arborist to pay attention to you before a branch falls off. The safe removal of trees that are not in good condition is an arduous task that few arboriculture companies are willing to undertake without a crane. The crane lifts the climber to the tree (if the tree is strong enough to support it), where the climber joins the tree. But, when necessary, it can be a much safer alternative to other types of tree removal for the tree, the surrounding area, your family, and the crew at Cicoria Tree and Crane Service in Beverly, MA.
Once the crane operator, tree climbers, ground personnel, and the rest of the equipment have a detailed plan for the work of the tree, the physical work of removing the tree can begin. If you have a tree that needs to be removed, contact Cicoria Tree and Crane Service, Inc. today to schedule a free consultation. There are times when I do everything without a crane and then bring a tow truck for half a day just to fix a trunk because it's the hardest part of the job. It is used to lift climbers to trees and also to remove heavy and bulky sections of trees carefully.
If you have ever had a tree removed with a crane, you may have noticed that it took much longer to assemble the crane than to actually remove it.