The assumption that prospective customers often make is that it is not possible to do the job without a bucket lift. Now, we know that most of these jobs can be done without a bucket lift because we do them everyday. But to the customer, climbing may be seen as an outdated method of tree service that has been replaced by much safer high tech options offered by the multi billion dollar equipment industry. The question is not based in knowledge or understanding about the trade but rather ignorance about the industry and its history.
It is well known and acknowledged around the world in this industry that tree climbing is still an irreplaceable technique for tree removal and trimming. This is one reason why contract climbers are so often paid a premium for their services and they are generally guaranteed to have plenty of high paying work during the tree service season. The climbing skill set is in very high demand because a large number of jobs actually require a climber due to equipment access issues. A climber can fulfil the broad majority of jobs that require access to the canopy, although there are always a few that require an aerial lift or crane to complete safely. In terms of volume, there are always more jobs that can be fulfilled by climbing, due to access issues for bucket trucks. While technology continues to move forward, and there are new machines being released constantly into the industry that can make the arborist’s job easier, it is important to recognize that no machinery can replace good judgement, experience, and good rigging practices.
We have developed a high level of skill in the climbing art and practice critical rigging methods that reduce the need for any kind of a lift. This is not to say that we don’t believe in using a lift. But, as I often say to my customers, men have been climbing trees for thousands of years and only in the last 100 years have they had a bucket truck to make it easier.
Modern tree climbing is a very safe and effective method for dismantling trees that are over obstacles and homes without damage or injury. We use high grade arborist climbing ropes and bull ropes whose capacity exceeds their work load. All of our rigging devices are rated for tree service work and have been rigorously tested and manufactured under ANSI manufacturing guidelines. In any case where the safety of the job is still in question, we use a local crane service to help us offer the highest level of service for our customers.
So, if you are looking for tree service and you think a bucket truck is necessary for the job, call Easy Eddy’s Tree Service and we will provide an assessment of your tree at no charge. If there is a tree with close proximity to high voltage wires, then we will identify that during the quote process and will defer you to a tree company with more equipment and the correct certifications to work near high voltage lines. Service wires to residences are not a problem at all. We appreciate you letting our company serve you and look forward to demonstrating how well our methods can perform even compared to our competitors who may use a bucket truck.