Tree rigging is an exacting science. There are no second takes in the most dangerous urban job in the world. Geometry and physics play an important role in building and understanding the complex systems necessary to safely rig down trees in close quarters. Erudition is required to cultivate these techniques, and years of training and experience are the only way to become efficient and productive with them. YouTube enthusiasts may get lucky attempting the task on an easy challenge, but to an arborist, tree rigging is like chess: With knowledge and skill, there are no variables.
Many trees are inaccessible by lift or crane, and must be climbed and rigged. ArborWise has the skill for Rochester's toughest trees, but we also have the equipment and staff to accomplish large removals quickly and easily.
How can a company that professes to understand and care for trees also be highly skilled at their removal?
The urban canopy of Rochester, Minnesota is at a critical juncture. The sciences of dendrology, silviculture, and the roles species play in forest ecology has advanced significantly since many of the mature trees here have been planted. A great deal of species that were selected for their fast growth and shade-producing canopies are now known to be unsuitable for the urban forest due to their short life-spans and inclination to decay and structural issues. The prevalence of incorrect planting has produced shortened lifespans for many otherwise suitable trees. Poor pruning practices due to lack of credentialed professionals in the area has created many trees with unstable forms and large wounds leading to irreversible deterioration. Monoculture species selection has met disaster in a now global economy, in the form of invasive pests and diseases.
Many of these trees cannot and should not be saved-the longer we prolong their management, the more hazardous they become, and the longer we postpone transitioning to a healthier urban forest. When we act as stewards to our trees, we take on some of the role of nature- and nature selects.
ArborWise Tree Management
P.O. Box 9248 Rochester, MN 55903
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