Taking a tree down in sections What to expect when getting a tree removed in ultra tight quarters
We covered what to expect in tight quarters in this where we briefly mentioned taking down a tree down in sections. But if your situation demands this, you’ll need to know a bit more about this specific type of tree removal.
We covered what to expect in tight quarters in this where we briefly mentioned taking down a tree down in sections. But if your situation demands this, you’ll need to know a bit more about this specific type of tree removal. Primarily, you’ll need to understand cost and safety.
The whole point of sectioning a tree is safety --- the safety of you and your property (and, of course, our own selves). That doesn’t mean this particular kind of job is safe. The hazards are simply different. But if we were averse to an element of danger, we wouldn’t be very good at this work.
Sectioning involves a lot more climbing, and a lot more cutting while climbing. Obviously, this work is a lot harder than cutting from the ground. It also takes a lot longer. The climber has to climb the trunk, which requires him to haul up a saw behind and de-limb the tree as he goes. This is only the first step.
The amount of work left depends on the ground situation (the size and shape of the drop zone).Hopefully, we only need to cut the tree in half or in thirds to get it safely on the ground. If we do smaller sections, we’ll have to climb higher and make more cuts. This is no mean feat when clinging to the side of a tree dozens of feet off the ground. Every extra cut and every extra foot off the ground adds hazard to the work.
The hardest and most dangerous of all jobs are those where we have to lower the cut sections gently down to protect whatever is on the ground below. Ironically, the whole point of this is to ensure the safety of you and your property. First, we cut smaller sections to make them manageable. Then, at each cut, we have to mount a rope and pulley system to the tree that we can use to lower the logs down. This adds even more time to the job.
The biggest cost factor in any tree removal job is time (labor/man-hours), but difficulty, risk, and the required equipment are all relevant, too. All you really need to know is this: the longer and more difficult a job is, the more it will cost. The cheapest jobs are the ones where we can just walk up to the tree, fire up a saw, and drop the tree safely with a simple face cut. Cost will increase with any additional challenge, such as:
---leaning and/or limb heavy trees that want to fall in wrong direction
---tight drop zones
Sectioning a tree is simply the most expensive way to take down a tree. Doing it right and doing it safely costs extra money. But when the tree it self presents a potential hazard, you don’t really have a choice.
To find out how much it will cost for Snohomish Tree Company to remove your tree, you can fill out an estimate form, which you will find here.
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