Removing trees by crane is often our preferred method due to its safety, speed, accessibility, and the fact that removing a tree by crane leaves little to no impact on landscaping and grass. In our typical job, we will park the crane on the street or driveway. I will put my harness and safety gear and turn on the headset that is built into my helmet. This intercom is a blue tooth device with a headset and speaker that will allows me to talk to the crane operator. In fact, it has sound blocking technology that will block out background noise or even the chainsaw. Having a constant line of communication is key in making the job go smoothly and in ensuring the safety of everybody.
Then I will hook my harness to the hook on the end of the crane and up we go. In coordination with the crane operator, I’ll cut and he’ll pick up the pieces of the tree and set next to the road or in the driveway or even in the back of the trailer. Our crew will process the tree debris as we go so that we never have it pile up too much. All in all, it is a very efficient and safe operation. What I like most about craning out trees is that it allows us to access trees that we couldn’t remove otherwise. A tree that is overhanging a house can easily and safely be lifted straight up and over and set on the side of the road.