Sectional dismantling is a tree surgery practice where we use aerial operations to perform a safe tree removal. An aerial operation is one where tree surgeons must work off the ground, so they must have training in tree climbing and aerial rescue. The practice of sectional dismantling is one used when there is limited space to work in, or when there is property nearby that we could potentially damage using other techniques.
Sectional tree removal is the alternative to directional felling. Angus Wilson Quality Tree Care can remove trees in sections anywhere in Guildford, Cranleigh, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire or the South East.
There are many different techniques used with this type of tree work, each one as unique as the tree itself.
We will assess the individual tree and plan the best techniques appropriate in each case, based upon the following:
Tree surgeons use a controlled technique for this particular process. Wearing a harness and equipped with ropes, the arborist climbs to the top of the tree and secures an anchor point. After returning to the bottom of the tree, he or she will work back up to the top, using specific chainsaws and handsaws, to cut the lowest and then the highest branches.
On some tree removals in Guildford, Cranleigh and Surrey, the job may need rigging kit installed to an anchor point with enough strength to support the weight of limbs lowered by rope.
The rope sits on a pulley system to reduce friction and the risk of wear. Tree surgeons attach branches and timber to one end of the rope while an assistant on the ground holds the opposite end. With the aid of a lowering device, the two professionals work together to bring dismantled sections of the tree down to the ground in a safe, controlled manner.
Because we have a responsibility to the environment, we process the timber derived from this type of tree surgery project to create logs, firewood, woodchip and mulch.
LOLER requires that all equipment used for lifting in tree surgery is fit for purpose, appropriate for the task, suitably marked and, in many cases, subject to statutory periodic thorough examination. Records must be kept of all thorough examinations and any defects found must be reported. Defective equipment is replaced.
This covers all the climbing equipment. Tree surgeons use harness, ropes and karabiners. It also includes the ropes and pulleys used on sectional tree removal jobs in Guildford and Cranleigh, and in the surrounding Surrey and South East areas.
Equipment is independently inspected every six months by a Health and Safety Executive approved inspector. This complements our own checks before we use equipment for any type of tree work.