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  • Do you work in the rain?
    Yes... In Seattle, we’re used to working in the rain! The right rain gear and preparation make it possible to work outdoors all year. The safety of our crew is our top priority so if high winds, lightening, or snow are in the forecast, we pay extra attention. We may need to adjust schedules to keep everyone safe on the road and at the project.
  • How are you going to get into my tall tree?
    Magic... Actually, our professional arborists are industrial athletes who who climb trees using modern techniques. They use technical gear designed for professional arborists, setting ropes and anchors high in the tree so they can move around and work safely.
  • Do you use climbing spurs or spikes?
    Climbing spurs or spikes are only used on trees that are being removed. We never use climbing spurs in healthy trees that are being pruned or inspected. This out-dated practice is a direct violation of the Certified Arborist code of ethics. The sharp points on climbing spurs are extremely damaging to tree bark and the cambium beneath. The use of climbing spurs for pruning (not tree removal) will cause irreparable damage to your trees. Here is a link to a video Craig recorded that shows the long-term damage caused by climbing spurs.
  • It's so quiet, are you working?"
    We use hand tools as often as possible. Many of our chainsaws are battery-operated and significantly quieter than gas-powered equipment. Our crew typically uses Bluetooth headsets inside their helmets, so they can talk to each other without shouting.
  • What do you do with the material?
    If requested, we can leave firewood. Other material is taken to green waste recycling.
  • Can I use the wood in my fireplace?
    While some types of wood burn better than others, most can be used in your fireplace. Remember, that unless we are removing “deadwood” from your tree, the wood will need to dry for a season before burning.
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