Last cut on this half-dead trunk. At its largest, this tree was in excess of 120' tall, and close to as wide. One of the longest leaders reached over and beyond the neighbor's shed on the far side, and plumb to the portable garage on the near side.
Catching the long top on a bigleaf maple above the house. Homeowners had another large tree fall on their house during a previous storm a few years before. Additional sunlight will allow landscaping expansion.
Our apologies about the angle. You can't "Take 2" with tree work. This log was lifted over the house right to the road for processing.
This cedar was 36" DBH (diameter at breast height). It broke during a wind storm two years before its removal. We try to make the most of the materials from our work. This will become decking and a pergola, amongst other things.
We had a long dead tree leaning toward the house, within striking distance. Rather than just pound wedges to try to push the tree against its natural lean, we used a rope winch and a jack to gently put it on the ground. Pounding wedges can easily send shockwaves up the tree that could break off limbs onto the sawyer. The jack has steady pressure, and when inserted in the center of the tree, will evenly push up on the trunk, unlike numerous wedges.