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Lou's Cutting Edge Tree Service

Crane Assisted Tree Removal

Safe, Minimally Invasive Removal of Trees Using Modern Tools

Say Goodbye to Problematic Trees with Our Crane Assisted Tree Removal Services

At Lou’s Cutting Edge Tree Removal, we offer crane assisted tree removal services for Lansing and surrounding areas. We understand that some trees are too difficult to remove safely and efficiently with traditional methods and that is where our crane services come into play. With the use of a crane, we can remove large, stubborn trees with ease and minimal disruption to the area.

We offer a comprehensive crane assisted removal service with certified personnel, fully licensed and insured, and the latest machinery. We know how to safely and efficiently operate crane removal services, drastically reducing the risk and cost associated with the removal process. We provide a clear and accurate description of the scope of work and never surprise you with hidden costs.

If you are in the Lansing area and are in need of crane assisted tree removal, contact us today at (517) 231-8180. Our team of certified personnel will be happy to assist with your tree removal needs and offer the highest level of quality and service. With our crane assisted removal process, you can rest assured knowing that your trees will be removed safely and efficiently with minimal disruption to the area.

Our Crane Assisted Tree Removal Process


Full Assessment

Upon arriving at the site, our tree removal crew will conduct a survey to identify the best place to set up the crane. During this step, they will take multiple factors into account in order to find the optimal spot. These factors include the elevation and grade changes at the site, any overhead obstacles that may interfere with the tree removal process, the distance from the landing and picking areas, and the size of the space to fit the crane comfortably.


Setting Up the Crane

In order to ensure optimal results from crane assisted tree removal, it is important to properly set up the crane. This includes placing the crane on a stable, level surface that is clear of debris. It is also important to make sure the crane is properly counterweighted to help ensure balanced stability. Furthermore, make sure the crane has secure footing on the ground, especially since it will be lifting extra large, heavy objects. Lastly, make sure the crane is in the correct position for the job, including having sufficient reach and a proper boom angle. By following these steps, the crane is successfully set up to properly assist in tree removal.


Planning the Removal

Once the crane and workers are on-site, the next step is to prepare for removal. The workers will create a plan of removal for the tree, taking into account the structural integrity of the tree and what pieces need to be cut off safely and in what sequence. The workers will ensure that all parts of the tree are safely separated, by strategically cutting sections away from one another at the appropriate points. They will also remove excess branches and limbs to reduce the amount of weight that the crane needs to lift.


Tree Removal

Once the preparatory work is complete, the tree removal process can begin. The tree climber goes up into the tree to make the necessary cuts. The crane operator then assists by using the crane to support the tree loads and lower the tree sections safely to the ground. During this step, the crane operator is closely communicating with the tree climber to ensure a safe and effective operation. Once the tree is cut into manageable sections, the crane operator will begin the process of lowering them to the ground. Using the crane, the marked sections can be easily grasped and lowered to the ground with accuracy and caution. Depending on the size of the tree, this process can take some time and requires the coordination of all involved.
Crane Assisted Tree Removal by Lou's Cutting Edge Tree Service LLC


Unhooking and Clearing

Once the tree has been successfully lowered to the ground, it is time for the ground operations specialist to unhook the cable. In order to do this safely, the ground operations specialist must be sure the crane is not engaged. The ground operations specialist will then signal for the crane operator to begin returning the cable for the next pick. The ground operations specialist will then stand away from the boom’s arc and allow the crane operator to reel in the cable. After the cable is fully returned and hooked to the branch, the crane is ready for the next pick. The ground operations specialist will then inform the team that the tree has been safely removed and the area is now clear for the crane.


Repeat Until Done

Once the tree has been completely cut, the crane and tree climber work together to carefully lift the tree from the area. The crane operator, with assistance from the ground operations specialists, carefully moves the crane, sending the tree parts up and away from the area. The ground personnel directs the crane, helping to ensure that the tree and debris are safely deposited in an area away from the job site, such as a dedicated landfill or compost area. The crew also looks for potential hazards such as power lines, as the crane removes the tree. Once the tree is cleared away, the crew usually stops the crane and tree climber work, and the ground crew begins the job of cleaning up the debris.

We offer crane assisted tree removal services in Lansing, Windsor Charter Township, & Eaton Rapids, MI, and the surrounding area

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How Do I Know If I Need Crane Assisted Tree Removal?

Identifying problematic trees that require crane assisted removal can be challenging, but it is essential to ensure safety and mitigate damage to surrounding structures and people. Generally, a tree that is too large, diseased, dead, or leaning excessively is considered problematic and requires professional evaluation to determine the best removal technique.

One of the most common indications of a problematic tree is a noticeable lean towards a structure or a prevalent structural defect. A tree with multiple trunks, weak branches, or decayed roots can easily topple over and cause severe damage. Additionally, the tree may exhibit warning signs such as cracks, holes, or dead branches that signal internal decay and instability.

Another sign to watch out for is the tree’s proximity to power lines, building structures, and roads. A tree that poses a risk of falling on power lines or obstructing traffic requires urgent removal to prevent accidents and outages. Moreover, trees with extensive root systems that interfere with plumbing, drainage systems, or foundations may require cranes to extract them without causing significant damage.

Overall, it is essential to seek professional help when identifying problematic trees to ensure proper removal techniques, minimize damage, and keep everyone safe. With the expert help from Lou’s Cutting Edge Tree Service LLC, homeowners can identify problematic trees early and ensure that they receive the necessary care before they become a hazard.

Crane Assisted Tree Removal by Lou's Cutting Edge Tree Service LLC