Stump grinder |
The perfect stumper grinder, mounted on "Theresa" our 4 wheel drive 50hp Allis Chalmers tractor. The stumper grinder does it's thing and then "Theresa" turns around and can regrade the resultant chips or load them in a truck and then regrade with loam for a 100% finished job.
Tree badly in need of Cables |
This tree is a hazard!! In fact, it failed several winters later in an ice storm. It badly needed to be supported by a system of cables
Another view of our house in winter |
Several hours after this picture was taken, the snow creep fractured.
The house that Tom Tree and friends built |
View of our house from across the pond in early spring. Greenhouse and garden between house and pond.
Intense Rigging |
Hurricane Gloria deposited the right leader of this Red Oak on a customer's house. I had talked to him the previous year about cabling the tree, but he had just retired and it was not in the budget.
Intense Rigging 2 |
We removed as much brush and small wood as possible, but still had a 20' long section of the trunk. Underneath the tree was a very important Japanese Garden. We had to lift the trunk up from the stump, turn it around and "float" it 30 feet away from the house and over the garden before we could land it.
Digging the Hole |
"Leon", our 92" Tree Spade digging a hole in the winter. The dark earth at the top of the hole is 8" of frost. "Leon" doesn't even feel 6" of frost, he breathes a little harder with 8" of frost and we don't even know how much frost will stop him.
"Before" View of Springfield, MA project |
The city Forester wanted to create a better screen for city maintenance garage. The arborvitae provided a decent screen but a more complete screen was desired, as well as to soften the effect of the chain link fence.
Planting a Screen of White Pines, Springfield, MA |
A screen of White Pines being planted for the City of Springfield, MA. These trees were scattered throughout the park. The city Foresters decided that a better use for these trees would be to screen the city maintenance garages from the houses on the street in back of the chain link fence.
Backing up to a White Pine to be moved - Springfield, MA |
80" Tree Spade backing up to a White Pine at Look Park, Springfield, MA. The tree spade has been placed in a vertical position, the spades retracted and the gate opened so that the truck can back up to the tree.