Trees can be very long living, meaning that an individual specimen can be with multiple generations of a family. They can become an integral part of the family and the family home, often becoming a centrepiece of the garden. One family, though, decided to take it further and make a tree a centrepiece not just of the garden but of the house itself.
The tree in question was a liquidambar tree that was planted by the house owner’s mother some 60 years previously. Her son went on to become an architect and designed a new home that was to be built on the family plot of land. A key feature of the new home had the tree as a centrepiece, with the home actually built around the tree. As beautiful and unique as the feature was, it was not without its drawbacks.
Liquidamber trees are large in size and are known for the striking reds and oranges of their leaves in the autumn. They are found in warm climates and their natural habitat includes Southeast Asia, North America and parts of Europe. Their stunning appearance makes them popular as decorative trees, but such large trees require maintenance as this family discovered in time.
In Need of a Trim?
Falling leaves and other debris meant that the gutters were getting blocked frequently and there was little time available to keep on unblocking them. This meant the time had arrived to have the tree trimmed. With a tree this size, it made sense to call in expert Tree Surgeons to do the job, and we were happy to take it on. What would usually have been a fairly straight-forward task, though, was made considerably more difficult by the house that was built around the tree. The meant we were faced with logistical challenges that we would not normally have to deal with.
In order for this job to be done, it was necessary to use a 90-ton crane that could reach the tree from the roadside curb 40m from the tree. We couldn’t have large branches falling down onto the home, for obvious reasons, so the branches needed to be rigged. The actual job of trimming the tree involved removing branches and foliage in increments of 300 kilos at a time. The job took around 4 hours to complete from start to finish and was completed with perfection.
No Job Too Hard!
Here at All Trees Perth, no job is too hard or too complex for us to handle. Even if you think it’s a job that is too hard for anybody to take on, give us a call and we’ll show you what we can do. Our highly knowledgeable team has experience in all types of job and knows how to handle even the most challenging circumstances. We will also make sure that the job is done professionally and that the tree being worked on is left in the best possible health.