We recently had to remove 30 Cocos palms in very tight locations with limited or no drop zone. This palm was one of many located around the pool area which we had to meticulously rig down and over the fence using a zip line rigging system. All went to plan with all the large heavy trunk sections being delivered safely over the fence to the chipper.
Dorrigo National Park really is a special place. If you are into nature and especially the intricacies of tree biomechanics then this place will blow your mind. On a hike we found this enormous Yellow Carabeen (Sloanea woolsii) which the centre of the tree was completely decayed to the point that you could actually swing through the whole thing on a vine. Even though it is in a sheltered forest environment it really is impressing that this giant is still standing, with literally 20 plus tonnes of timber sitting above this decayed section.
At the beginning of the week we tackled the large dead pines with MNCTS, the council crew and Scott from 'Port Cranes' to remove some very dead, large pine trees. Young Cameron Chick from the Port Macquarie Hastings council crew stepped up to the plate and we guided him through his first crane removal work. The good old 'Sena' bluetooth communication system which are installed in our ear muffs sure made a daunting task that much easier. Thanks to all involved for a fun day at a unique site!
E.A.R contracting to Mid North Coast Tree Services back in February to remove these monstrous Blackbutts in St Albans Way, West Haven on the Mid North Coast. This was a monstrous job with 2 enormous trees which were growing over 4 properties & unfortunately had to go due to concerns for their overall structural integrity, due to a large cavity which was discovered in an aerial inspection. Day 1 involved some serious ropework and rigging to land the elongated branches in the customer's backyard. Day 2 Scott from Port Cranes came in and aided in removing the large timber by lifting the large trunk sections straight out of the yard, over the house and onto the log truck. All the timber will be milled for lumber and slab/bush furniture and all in all a very challenging and rewarding job for all involved!
Earlier this year we embarked on a few large tree climbing expeditions in spectacular locations in different Gondwana rainforest pockets in Port Macquarie Hastings region. The aim was to scale some giants, to explore their canopies and what lay beyond. The experience was life changing and the views were like nothing else; large raging waterfalls, lyrebirds and many other mysterious rainforest treats.
This first day the hike in was another adventure; about 4-5kms with 30 plus kilos each of rope and equipment through rugged terrain carving our own path with an Indian style machete and hip hopping over fallen trees. On this particular tree, Eucalyptus microcorys (Tallowood) we fought and battled for a solid 2 hours to get a line set in this 40m plus monster. Once we ascended about 4 meters and emerged from the understory vegetation we had a first class view of an unexplored valley with a raging waterfall. It was the highest privilege to think that no one else's eyes would have EVER seen what ours were.