Derek Maher Tree Care provide section tree felling services when a tree has to be taken down and is in an awkward location, with multiple structures that can be damaged. This means that the tree needs to be felled in sections using advanced rigging techniques and in some occasions using a crane.

The process begins by a climber installing a rigging line in the top of the tree overhanging an appropriate lowering point. Then the tree surgeon will begin from the bottom of the tree crown and attach the lowering rope to the first branch from the crown break. The surgeon will then make a controlled cut in the direction that the tree surgeon wants the branch to move. Finally it is over to the groundsmen to lower the branch in a safe and controlled manner to the ground. This is then processed and extracted from the garden and fed into the wood chipper. This process is repeated until the tree surgeon has reached the top of the tree and is only left with a standing straight stem.

The remaining tree will either be cut into small manageable sections and thrown to the ground, or lowered off its self using blocks and pulleys.

The straight fell of trees is the removal of trees as a single unit. Straight felling will be limited to such situations that pose zero risk of damage to any property or persons whatsoever. Only when all risks have been taken into account, such as telephone and power cables not crossing through and are clear of the tree, the tree has a natural lean towards the felling direction or is standing straight and balanced, at least 5m clearance from buildings or any other structure that may be damaged, then the tree can be felled from ground level.

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