Saturday, 7 February 2015

Lots to chip

Had a big job on last week, definitely one of the biggest domestic jobs I've done to date, not in terms of size of tree more to do with volume of wood chip we had to remove from site. For some reason I forgot to get a before picture of the trees, so it was a solid wall of trees and the next few photos are after we had started and removed a couple already.

It was a row of 7 Western red cedars, but some were composed of multiple stems

The main access was down a fairly narrow footpath/track that we had to keep open to the public, luckily my truck and chipper are fairly narrow so we could keep it parked there and people could still get past, although we lucked out as we only saw one person every morning!

This enabled us to get the truck right under the trees, minimising the drag.

As you can see, they had a pretty big spread

Halfway there

Brought in an extra climber, meaning there was two of us in the trees and 3 on the ground, Its amazing what you can get done with 5 guys on site!

We were pretty lucky with the weather

By the end of day 2 we had all the brash off and just a few of the stems left to deal with

After a couple of hours on day 3 we managed to squeeze a tractor and grain trailer in to take away the timber 

First of 2 loads

Some of the wood chip we took away 

Day 4 after we shifted 2 full truck loads of sawdust and sweepings 

Definitely improved the view

Just some of what we took away