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Tree Removal with Crane

November 16th, 2016

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Pictures From the Tree Top

November 4th, 2013

86″ diameter cottonwood tree Waitsfield, VT

Silver maple removal with bucket truck and crane

Thankfully Green Mountain Power de-energized the wires for us.

For a few of the picks I wasn’t able to reach from bucket, the crane would lift me out of the bucket to go up and set the rigging. Then I would repel down to make the cut from the bucket truck.

It’s getting smaller

George prepares the face notch

Got wood?

This would heat your house for a while

I prepped the saws each night so they’d be ready for the next day.

Now the first two trees are down. Tomorrow we are set to remove the two large cottonwood trees you can see on the left further down the street.

I started with the biggest tree first, a 57″ diameter cottonwood. We are also using a larger 75 Ton crane.

This street corner is going to look a lot different from now on.

With a 36″ bar on my saw there was only a small piece of wood in the center that I couldn’t reach.

This log weighed 16,500 lbs!

We hired Hutch Crane to bring in their 75ton crane for this large cottonwood removal.

The tree was hollow at the base and leaned toward the house. It was 44″ in diameter, 100′ tall, and estimated to be about 130 years old.

If you look closely you can see me dangling from the top of the crane boom.

The crane takes the top.

On my way up to hook another section.

Getting into position to make a cut.

Once in position, I make the cut and the crane takes the piece away.

Lowering the piece down onto the road for the ground crew to work on.

George and I stop for a photo before I go up to make another cut.

I asked Green Mountain Power come in beforehand  to install protective covers on the three phase lines.

The customer asked that we leave a high stump for this head stone to lean against.

Making the final cut on the trunk, which weighed 10,500 pounds.

And away it goes!

The Town of Warren let us close Main Street for four hours.

I am standing with my legs down inside of the hollow trunk section.

Here you can see just how hollow the tree was.

We always have a good group of spectators for jobs like this.

Once the tree was down it was only a matter of minutes before the log truck arrived to take the logs away.

From left to right. Crane operator Ray Smith, Adam P., Adam W., the homeowner Mona, and George.

Whitney Tree Service Crew (L-R) Marilyn, Adam W., Adam P., and George