Working on Trees in Kapiti

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Farmers and homeowners alike in Kapiti need to call on professional arborists, for normal tree maintenance operations, for clearance operations after storm damage and for tree removal prior to other developments. There are a number of quality arborist companies in Kapiti, and the very best way to find one of these operators is to simply type arborist Kapiti into Google search.

If the landowner needs urgent work done after storm damage, then it is highly likely that the storm damage is more widespread and all the arborists in the region are very busy. It is probable that arborists from other areas will come in temporarily to help with the workload, and it is absolutely inevitable that prices will be higher, delays will be longer and the work quality will be lower then in normal times. This is simply a fact of human nature.

Apart from storm damage the choice of arborists in Kapiti means that landowners can do some prior research to make certain the operator they deal with is fully qualified and has good references. Arborist as a career is highly specialised, and focuses very carefully on a high degree of skill and fitness, relentless concentration on safety at all times and super efficient operation using the best equipment for the job. Even to the casual observer the difference will be stark between an amateur and professional arborist in clear-felling a grove of trees for example, as the professional team will operate seamlessly with a very small number of people but working at a very high rate.

The very best teams of arborists for clear felling of trees will be simply two highly qualified and skilled chainsaw operators and one highly qualified and skilled Digger Grabber operator. The 2 chainsaw operators are a small enough team that each can keep a careful watch on the other and help out the other where necessary, but otherwise they can operate independently. The digger grabber operator will be working around the two chainsaw operators clearing the branches and the tree trunks as they drop, and grabbing a tree and bracing it to make sure it falls in the correct direction when necessary.

The end result is that the highly skilled chainsaw operators with a really good chainsaw can fell a tree in less than a minute, and be moving on to the next tree while the digger grabber is moving the first tree into a pile. Sometimes for very tall trees and difficult situations it’s necessary for a chainsaw operator to climb the tree, and for this they use a system of ropes and pulleys and obviously a safety harness. Sometimes the second chainsaw operator is needed simply as a safety spotter, but mostly the operators can work by themselves at a great height up in the tree.

After the grove of trees has been clear failed then it is the job of the digger grabber operator to feed the logs and branches and the scrub into a very powerful wood chipper, which fires all the wood chips in a massive stream into the back of a large covered truck. The wood chipper is obviously very dangerous as the operator tends to stand back at least 20 m, and a digger grabber operator is operating from a distance with his very long digger arm while protected by his armour plated cabin.

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