This is an interesting video because there are two very stark sides to it. The first side is a rough one and it becomes immediately apparent within about 15 seconds of the video starting. Something is killing lots of pine trees in California. The drone shot over looking lots of the very tall trees reveals a sea of browned out trees and that’s bad. Those are dead and they aren’t coming back. We’re not sure if it is disease, a pest, or what but it is a pretty sorry state of affairs.
The other side of the story is the amazing work being done by the crews of arborists highlighted in the video working for a customer who is having them remove some trees. These things are very, very tall and there is very little room for these guys to operate in. They cannot fell the trees in the traditional manner and they are not using helicopters to top them and remove the pieces. Nope, these guys are hardcore, they use rigging techniques and the other trees they are taking down to get the chunks to the ground.
One of the most awesome cuts in the whole video is when one of the climbers is way up on the tree and he cuts about 20-30ft out of it and just lets the whole thing drop to the ground where it falls tightly to the trunk.
Trees kill lots and lots of people who don’t know what they are doing every year and even some who do. We have all seen failed tree cutting jobs where things are hung up and precariously hanging, just waiting to squash someone. These guys clearly have lots of experience and major league skills.
No way we’d be on the climbing side of this crew!