The tree in Sudden Limb Drop; the previous Tree Case, a good example of hazardous trees was removed following the damage it did.
A crane and a couple of tree climbers were contracted for the removal.
The tree had been crown lifted prior to the owner purchasing the home.
The owner decided to burn the foliage and smaller branches on site so they were cut up to a suitable size.
A company with a mobile timber mill was contacted and some of the tree was milled and later used for the construction of a house. The beams were 200 by 100 mm hardwood; some over 6 meters long. A great thing to do when dealing with hazardous trees.
The timber remaining was left on site. The owner shared some with his neighbours and eventually split and stacked the balance to burn in his fire place.
This tree was about 35 to 40 meters high and located about 4 metres away from the home below and so could be defined as a hazardous trees given the damage it did.
Interestingly prior to it dropping its limb onto the home the local council would not allow its removal. But after it dropped the limb they did.
Logically after it dropped the limb and that limb could not again fall one would think the tree was safer.
But … this then was a council east of Melbourne in the Ranges …
In a couple of images the white paint marks were used as a means of calculating the timber weight so the crane operator was able to safely lower the very heavy sections of timber.
Landscapes By Design regularly organises the removal or pruning of trees.If you have a tree requiring removal or arborist work contact us.
If you click on the image; there are quite a few pictures of its removal, the tree climbers and the crane.