Rigging is the backbone of our Business
The trees canopy sprawled over a large garage with an almost impossible roof to walk on given the nature of its construction (the roof battens being too far apart to support any traffic) and so required laying out boards on the roof to distribute the weight of one of our team members.
The branches overhanging the roof covered the whole span of the roof so we hardly had a choice but to remove most of the overhanging branches walking the length of the garage roof.
Limb walking is out of the question with most Poinciana’s as the majority of branches that form the umbrella shaped canopy are roughly at the same height with no upper limbs high enough to support a limb walker secured by ropes.
Nonetheless, systematically the branches were cut and rigged down using a pulley tied to a large limb extending away from the roof to in effect pendulum swing the branches away from the roof and lower them down to the drop zone.
This rigging technique, common in our industry is a very handy method of getting the job done safely and in good time.
As it happened the base of the trunk was riddled with rot hidden from view. Fortuitously the tree was removed. As the Poinciana tree was fated, it was only a matter of time before gravity or a strong wind would take over.
In this case there were no tell-tale signs; stressed bark, borers, mould, fungi, mushrooms at its base etc… It was a good call. I dread to think what the damage bill would have been had the worse happen.
On completion Yumi thanked us profusely as she looked out over her spotlessly clean yard minus the Poinciana. Did we pause for a moment to lap up the praise? guilty.