Thursday, April 19, 2012

Before, during and after taking down Ash Tree

Well the Emerald Ash borer got the best of our huge ash tree out are two before pictures taken this morning.
This tree was between our house, garage and driveway. As you can see it truly dwarfs our house. Truck and crane arrived just before 2:30 pm today.

They got to work immediately taking down the large ash tree.

This guy here would swing on the end of the crane up to the tree, lop of a few branches and then attach a strap around the larger parts of the tree, partway up. Then he would rapel down the tree on a rope and tie himself off to a lower part of the tree, unhook the chainsaw from his belt hook and cut off the part that he had attached to the end of the crane (removing his rope first). The crane would then take the large sections of the tree and lay them down, cut them up, etc. In the meantime he would swing back up from the end of the crane and repeat the process on the next branches.
You can see here a large section that has been cut away from the tree being lowered to the ground.
He flies thru the air with the greatest of need for a county fair here.

And the trunk comes down in two pieces, and it is all over but the clean up....
Wow what an empty place where that huge tree was (remember above before photos).

Well if you are in Michigan and need a tree taken down, I recommend Joe's Tree Service from Cadillac.


  1. Brenda, that guy is sure brave hanging there like that! I envy you all that firewood!

  2. Hi brenda.. why all tree must be cut?? are u try make a garden??

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  3. Yeah I thought that guy was brave as well, he was having fun..Adelina ..the tree was dead cause of infestation of Emeral Ash Borers..we have dozens, maybe hundreds of ash trees here and one by one they are dying and have to come down.

  4. Wow he swung through the air like Spider-Man! Ha! But alas, yes, the emerald ash borer is being a persistent bugger for trees all over the States... They're quite fierce, as you can see they tore apart this grand ash. God bless, and happy gardening!!

    -Tony Salmeron
    Tree Service Charlotte