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  • Writer's pictureTom Downes

Mechanised tree removals

Mechanised tree removals are now common practice in modern Arboriculture. The use of machinery to dismantle trees are proving to be more efficient and a safer method of working. This is done by implementing machinery into tree operations. There are now a vast range of MEWP's (mobile elevated works platforms), cranes and grapple saws all with pro's and con's to varying sites, trees and scenarios.

The Arboricultural Association guides to best working practice state that using a MEWP should always be the favoured option where appropriate over manual climbing. This is for obvious reasons such as fatigue, reduced chances of injuries and when working on dead, compromised or dangerous trees.

Below is an example of a job we carried out in Falmouth sectional felling a large dead Beech tree. We used our 25 metre MEWP alongside a Unimog and HIAB from a local craning contractor. The tree had an active bees nest in a hollowed cavity so having the ability to lower that section of timber in a controlled manor enabled us to retain and relocate the nest in the wooded area beyond.

The road also had to be closed whilst the works could be done and the improved efficiency of this method enabled us to complete the works in under a day.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more on this topic or have a project in mind that we can help assist with.

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