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Crane Assisted Tree Removals

Serving Eastern Massachusetts and the Greater Providence area


If you have a tree on your property that seems too daunting to remove, our expert arborists have the right solution – crane-assisted tree removals. When there are more challenging trees to remove, this method is one of the most efficient as it minimizes the risk of damage to the surrounding area and has a faster removal time. 

When a tree needs to be removed, especially large and hazardous trees, a reliable and professional service is vital to ensure efficiency and safety. Tree Tech, Inc. offers expert solutions to the most challenging tree removal and maintenance projects.

Why Do We Use a Crane for Some Tree Removals?

After an arborist inspects your property, they may recommend that a crane is the best method for tree removal. Using a crane for tree removal has some unique advantages. These include: 

  1. Safety improvement by reducing the risk of injury to workers and damage to your property. Cranes can lift heavy tree sections away from structures and obstacles, making the process more controlled and precise. 
  2. Access to hard-to-reach areas – allowing us to remove trees from tight spaces or difficult terrain. 
  3. Taking less time and more efficiency than traditional methods – minimizing disruption to your daily routine. 

Large Tree Removal (Step-by-Step)

Large tree removal requires specialized skills and equipment to manage the size and weight of the tree safely. Even the most imposing situations can be tackled by our team and equipment. We achieve this by meticulously planning the removal by considering the size of the tree, its location, and any potential hazards:

  • Step 1 – Our tree removal crew surveys the site and determines the best location for the crane setup during their pre-work meeting upon arrival. They consider multiple factors, including elevation and grade changes, overhead obstacles, distance from the landing and picking areas, and available space for the crane.
  • Step 2 – The crane is set up and leveled using plywood and six-by-six wood blocks for cribbing and additional height once the crane is safely in the work zone. It must be perfectly level to ensure stability. 
  • Step 3 – Before lifting the tree climber or cutter into place, the crane operator and tree climber formulate a strategy for the removal process, considering factors like the weight of the pieces, their angle and growth pattern, and the size of the area where the pieces will be lowered. Accurate weight estimation is crucial to avoid exceeding the crane’s operating capacity. Different trees, such as oaks with large horizontal limbs or vertical-growing pines, require different rigging and lifting methods.
  • Step 4 – The actual tree removal begins. The climber secures his support line above the crane’s ball and signals the crane operator to lift him to the designated point for tree attachment. Once the cable is securely attached, tension is applied. The climber then rappels down to the cut point, secures himself, and makes the necessary cut while the crane operator applies the correct force and positions the crane for extraction. The cut piece is safely lifted and maneuvered to the drop zone.
  • Step 5 – Our ground operations specialist unhooks the cable and signals the crane operator to return for the next pick. The piece is dismantled by the crew using chainsaws. Pieces larger than ten inches in diameter are stripped of limbs, cut to specific lengths, and graded for sale to the mill. Smaller pieces are chipped into mulch. 

This hooking and cutting process is repeated until the tree is completely removed. Our crane-assisted tree removal service is not only efficient but also minimizes disruption to your property, ensuring a smooth and professional experience.

Crane Tree Pruning

In addition to removal services, we also offer crane tree pruning to maintain the health and appearance of your trees. The process of tree pruning with a crane can assist our team in reaching high branches that are difficult to access. When there are large trees, precise pruning assists in preventing disease and promoting growth. Our team of arborists is trained in strategic pruning methods to make sure that your trees are vibrant and healthy.

Crane Tree Services in Eastern Massachusetts

At Tree Tech, Inc., using the right tools for pruning and removal is crucial. Our tree services are designed to tackle large, hard-to-reach trees and make the process as efficient and safe as possible. Our certified arborists and experienced crane operators in Eastern Massachusetts can manage the most challenging trees. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. Your trees are our passion, and we are here to help you maintain a safe and beautiful property.

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Crane Assisted Tree Removals in Eastern Massachusetts

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