We were hired to fell a deceased and dangerous horse chestnut. The tree was positioned in a built up urban area. Due to its size, the safest and most cost effective method of section felling the tree was to hire a crane.
Such operations require the close communication between the managing arborist on the ground, the climber and the crane operator. The team are dealing with large, heavy pieces of timber weighing a ton or more where there is no room for error.
By dismantling the tree in such large sections the time for the tree operation is dramatically reduced. I would have expected this two day job to have lasted over a week without the use of a crane. Additionally, the customer had just landscaped the whole front garden and the crane removed the possibility of any damage.