Tree Removal

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Scope of Work


Our Climbers can use a variety of techniques to ascend into the tree. The least invasive, and most popular technique used is to ascend on rope. There are two common methods of climbing, Single Rope Technique (SRT) and Double Rope Technique (DRT or DdRT). When personal safety is an issue, or the tree is being removed, arborists may use 'spikes', (also known as 'gaffs' or 'spurs') attached to their chainsaw boots with straps to ascend and work. Spikes wound the tree, leaving small holes where each step has been.

Our work may involve very large and complex trees, or ecological communities in the context of the landscape ecosystem. These may require monitoring and treatment to ensure they are healthy, safe, and suitable to property owners or community standards. This work may include some or all of the following: pruning; structural support; preventing, or diagnosing and treating phytopathology or parasitism; preventing or interrupting grazing or predation; and removing vegetation deemed as hazardous, an invasive species, a disease vector, or a weed.

We may also plan, consult and write reports. While some aspects of this work are done on the ground or in an office, much of it is done by our Climbers who perform tree services and who climb the trees with ropes, harnesses and other equipment. The work of all Woodsmen is not the same. Some may just provide a consulting service; others may perform climbing, pruning and cleaning: whilst others may provide a combination of all of these services.


This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Arborist", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.