There are many hazards with cutting trees from
gardens and public areas.
In the photo below it is clear to see that this tree had been used in the past
to hold up electric power cables.
If we had not found these nailed in porcelain connectors before cutting started
the results would have been disastrous.
Not all trees are worth milling............
Where possible we like to check the trees ourselves to
confirm suitability for milling but sometimes a call will come in from a local
arborist who has cut down a tree he wants milling.
The photos below tell the story of one such call.
What we were told about the tree was that it was about 3
feet in diameter and 8 - 10 foot long with a bit of rot near the base (remember
the 'bit of rot' phrase)
This is what confronted us when we arrived on site
Even when access is limited as much as this, we are still able to get our milling equipment in.
Due to the amount of rot and decay of this tree the first
cut was set 12 inches deep, normally it would be 4 inches.
What we ended up milling was a trunk 6 feet long 4 feet in
diameter and so rotten that it was just dust being produced during the milling
instead of shavings.
Four cuts down and we hit 2 nails, time to call it a day on this one.