As a tree maintenance provider, we are often faced with the task of removing trees. There are many situations that may lead to the decision to remove a tree. These may include diseased or dead trees as well as trees determined to be structurally unsound, or destructive to surrounding structure or landscape. Often trees have grown to the point that trimming alone does not result in a pleasing look. Whatever the reason, our experienced personnel can assist with tree assessment and provide information as well as possible alternatives to removal so that you can feel comfortable with your decision to remove a tree.
When removing trees in an urban environment, we are often confronted with working in confined areas, over structures, or a delicate landscape. Our personnel are equipped and experienced in the use of rigging involving ropes and hardware for safe tree removal, often utilizing aerial equipment such as cranes and man lifts where access allows.
Following is a sequence of photos documenting the 2004 removal of an old Oak tree at the Santa Barbara museum of Natural History. The tree was found to have considerable amount of decay around the base and posed a threat to the blue whale exhibit as well as museum visitors. After the decision to remove the tree was reached, Mesa Tree Company was called in. Proximity of the tree to the whale exhibit required that a crane be utilized to safely lower cut portions of the tree to a staging area where they could processed and disposed of safely. The entire job was completed in less than three hours with very little disruption to museum operation and the whale, though a little nervous, made it through without a scratch.