We had no choice but to fell a mature ash tree (approximately 250 years old) at the rear of Mr Paynes property in Solihull.
The tree had totally decayed and had subsequently become a danger to the homeowner and members of the public. We were unable to fell the tree in the traditional way by sending a climber up to dismantle it using ropes and rigging equipment, therefore we had to use a specialist piece of platform equipment called a cherry picker.
This job involved the removal of a 90ft beech tree with the aid of a mobile crane, the tree was at the front of the property and had been deemed a danger by Birmingham City Council.
Due to the size and location of the tree, we decided to use a mobile crane. by using a crane, it makes the job a lot safer and enables us to dis-mantle it a lot quicker.
At this location in Moseley, we were asked by the homeowner to inspect a mature beech tree that was giving him cause for concern.
Upon inspection, the tree was quickly diagnosed as having a fungal root decaying condition known as Ganoderma.
Because of the potential implications this decay would have on the tree i.e (sudden failure), we quickly sought and received permission from Birmingham city council to remove it as soon as possible.