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Lightening Struck Pine Tree

Removing an 80ft pine tree that fell after being struck by lightening.

80ft pine tree struck by lightening
Under Trimming a Water Oak Tree at the Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum in Columbia South Carolina (SC)

Using a power pole saw to prune a water oak (aka "Spotted Oak") (Quercus nigra)

under trimming a hackberry tree at the Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum in Columbia South Carolina (SC)
Using a Power Pole Saw to Trim Lower Limbs of a Wild Cherry Tree at Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum
Using a power pole saw to trim lower limbs of a Wild Cherry tree at Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum
Under Trimming a Wild Cherry in Columbia, SC
under trimming of a wild cherry tree in cola, sc 29201
Using a Pole Pruner to Prune a Wild Cherry Tree
pruning a tree in columbia sc at Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum with pole pruner
Wood Chipping Trimmed Tree Limbs with the JP Carlton 2012 Wood Chipper
wood chipping trimmed tree limbs in soda city - capital of South Carolina at Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum
Pruning Tree Limbs Overhanging above Building
Pruning tree limbs overhanging above building Olympia Granby Mill Village Museum
Water Oak Tree Trimming at Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum Columbia South Carolina
water oak tree trimming at Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum Columbia South Carolina
Hackberry tree pruning in Columbia SC Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum
hackberry tree pruning in Columbia SC Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum
Getting started on tree work in Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum

Photo courtesy of the Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/OlympiaGranbyMuseum/

getting started on tree work south carolina Olympia-Granby Mill Village Museum
Portrait of the Owner in Front of Tree Stumps

This was a fallen tree, and it was too big for the owner to handle themselves, so they called a professional tree service company (Alpine Tree Care!) to do the removal.

Portrait of the Owner in Front of Tree Stumps
Cutting Up a Felled Oak Tree in Lexington South Carolina
felled oak tree removal in lexington sc
Big Oak Tree Removal in Lexington SC
big oak tree removal in lexington south carolina
The Climb Begins

This maple tree had a failure, and, it being close to a power line, the owner chose to completely remove the tree.

the start of the climb
The Maple Tree Becomes More and More Bare
limb by limb the maple tree is trimmed down and removed
Removing a Maple Tree Step by Step, Limb by Limb

The key is safety, planning each step, and knowing with experience which limbs to cut in what order.

Removing a Maple Tree Step by Step, Limb by Limb
Don't Look Down!
safely fastened onto a maple tree branch
Starting the Stihl Chainsaw High Up in the Maple Tree
Starting the Stihl Chainsaw High Up in the Maple Tree
Removing a Tree is a Big Job
removing a failing maple tree
A View of the Maple Tree's Beautiful Canopy
Maple Tree Canopy
Removing the Maple Tree Limb with the Stihl Chainsaw
Removing the Maple Tree Limb with the Stihl Chainsaw
Securing a Branch to be Cut, Lowered, and Removed
Securing a Branch to be Cut, Lowered, and Removed
Traversing the Gap
using rope to securely traverse the gap between one limb and another
Preparing to Get Across the Gap
Preparing to Get Across the Gap
Port-A-Wrap Lowering Device
This is a deceptively simple looking device. It is indispensable in the field. Tree work is grueling work, and with the port-a-wrap lowering device, a single person, with relative ease, can safely lower huge limbs trimmed from the top of a tree.
Port-A-Wrap Lowering Device
Maple Tree Bark
Maple Tree Bark
You Can't Be Scared of Heights
Lowering a Large Limb
Lowering a Large Maple Tree Limb
Bracing A Large Limb for Removal
preparing a large limb for removal
Surveying the Maple Tree
Surveying the Maple Tree
Making Sure the Knots are Tight
tightening the climbing rope
Using the Stihl Chainsaw
perched in a maple tree using stihl chainsaw, trimming a maple tree limb one at a time
A View From Above
strapped into the crotch of the maple tree
Taking in the View
perched in a maple tree
Climbing a Maple Tree
climbing a maple tree

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