One of our passions and hobbies outside of work believe it or not is large tree climbing. A few weeks ago we ventured deep into the rainforest on the Comboyne plateau and scaled this giant Eucalyptus microcorys (Tallowwood). To our delight we had a bird's eye of this huge unnamed waterfall and down this incredible canyon. More photos coming soon . . . .
If you were wondering how your arborist is going to access your tree without damaging it, then this is a good video to check out. We utilise a range of techniques, but the process is essentially the same; a rope is secured to the base of the tree or the canopy itself. The arborist then scales the rope, rather than the tree causing no damage whatsoever to the subject tree. DO NOT let your arborist climb a tree to be retained with climbing spikes. Not only will the tree look ugly with hole marks all over it, but the spikes cause irreparable damage and could detrimentally affect long term tree health.
This old Eucalyptus tereticornis (Forest Red Gum) had a structurally compromised leader growing right over the clients home. The presence of an advanced phellinus (fruiting body of wood decaying fungi) close to major junction prompted us to engage 'Port Cranes' to aid us in the delicate job. The limited drop zone was covered with a landscaped garden and access to and from the rear yard was extremely tight to be carting 4-6 tonne of timber and foliage. The job was executed fast and efficiently with not a broken leaf in the garden below.
This delicate removal was completed in under 3 hours and minimum effort with the help of the large crane. It was the last climb of last year and we are looking forward to a big one in 2016.
If you were wondering why this monster was removed, it has some serious decay in the base on the tensile side of the tree which is paramount for tree stability. It was unfortunately no longer suitable for its immediate environment and has been left with some artificial hollows to serve as a habitat tree.