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Crane Assisted Tree Removals

Serving Atlanta GA and Nashville TN

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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. This method is often the most efficient for larger or more challenging trees. Cranes reduce removal time and minimize the risk of damage to the surrounding area, including your home.

When it comes to tree removal, especially large and hazardous trees, you need a reliable and professional service that ensures safety and efficiency. AKA Tree Service specializes in crane-assisted tree removals, offering expert solutions for even the most challenging tree removal and maintenance projects. 

Why Do We Use a Crane for Some Tree Removals?

When one of our arborists performs an inspection of your property, they may decide that using a crane for tree removal is the best option. Using a crane for tree removal offers several significant advantages: 

  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. Taking less time and more efficiency than traditional methods – minimizing disruption to your daily routine. 
  3. Access to hard-to-reach areas – allowing us to remove trees from tight spaces or difficult terrain. 

Large Tree Removal (Step-by-Step)

Large tree removal requires specialized skills and equipment to manage the size and weight of the tree safely. Our team has the right equipment to tackle even the most imposing, heavy-duty trees. We meticulously plan each removal with the following steps, considering the tree’s size, location, and 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. By using cranes for tree pruning, we can reach and prune high branches that are otherwise difficult to access. 

This method is particularly useful for large trees that require precise pruning to promote growth and prevent disease. Our arborists are trained in the best pruning techniques, ensuring that your trees remain healthy and vibrant. 

Crane Tree Services in Atlanta, GA

At AKA Tree Service, we know how crucial it is to use the right tools for tree removal or pruning. Our crane tree service is designed to handle large, hard-to-reach trees or those in tight spaces, using a crane for safe and efficient removal or pruning. With our certified arborists and experienced crane operators in Atlanta, GA, we can tackle even the most challenging trees safely and effectively.

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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