Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Split oak dismantle (pic heavy)

Another tricky dismantle completed for CTC last week



A full crown and large split to ground level from the main union certainly gave pause to thought. Coupled with the fact that there was no access for a cherry picker and a long drag and we were in for an interesting few days. 







Not how I'd normally go about a dismantle but it was important to keep the weight of the tree balanced, hence why the brash was stripped off first followed by the major limb wood, working one side then the other in sequence. I had secured the split with a couple of 10 ton ratchet straps to give me some extra confidence and as the weight came off I was able to tighten these up and could see the spit closing. 


You can see how far the split went 

All the timber had to be lifted over a 5ft high fence so it was ringed up then split into manageable lumps 


Done!