Sectional dismantling of trees
It is unfortunate to lose a beautiful tree from the landscape, but an absolute necessity if it is dangerous to the local environment. Decay, bacterial or fungal infections are common place, or the simple planning of a tree in the wrong location can induce a decision to remove it. Close proximity to buildings can be potentially hazardous to people and property, and to reduce the risk the tree must be removed.
This requires a professional Tree Surgeon to climb the tree and lower the cut pieces in sections with the use of rigging equipment to control the careful decent of any waste material.
There are circumstances where the tree can be too dangerous to be climbed, and this is where mobile access platforms come into their own, therefore allowing access to the top of the crown for gradual dismantling without increasing the weight or stress on the structure of the tree. This can increase the cost, but absolutely necessary for the safety of the Tree Surgeon carrying out the work. This is why it is recommended that a tree be removed immediately after its death, so as not to require (or rather reduce) the need to use an access platform.
Part of a Tree Surgeon’s role is to also identify the demise of the tree, whether down to disease, decay of fungal attack, and very often the surgeon will inspect any surrounding trees for a potential further spread of the disease.
Safety should be absolute priority, but on occasions removal isn’t necessary and the correct pruning or tree husbandry can be adopted to extend the life of the tree, maintaining the aesthetic values to the location.
The autumn is probably the best time for a tree inspection of a potential dangerous tree, as it is easier to detect fungal infections which are clearly visible during this season.