Storm Warning

Here in South Western Manitoba, we’ve reached monsoon season. We have had a lot — I mean A LOT – of water. Besides the flooding and general state of emergency that was declared, super saturated soil is trouble for trees. Why?

When the last storm came through, we saw twisted and ripped apart trees. The winds were so strong, the weaker trees broke apart.

What we are seeing now is that the trees are simply lying down. We are seeing a lot of maple trees. They generally grow fast, and big, then die.

20140702-141540-51340952.jpg
we were not out of our pajamas when we got the call early Sunday morning

20140702-141641-51401277.jpg
three very large clustered maple trees fell apart and away from each other

Fallen trees are a really challenge. When we do regular tree removals, we operate from experience and know-how. When a tree has fallen or is hung up on a roof section, what we have is what Chris likes to call

a spring loaded death trap

Right?

20140702-142316-51796168.jpgthere is nothing to tie into and we were doing this removal in the rain, which we normally would reschedule

We got to pull out a lot of the super tools, that we normally don’t get a chance to use.

20140702-142500-51900714.jpg

20140702-142457-51897311.jpg
we attached a come along, which is a kind of winch to lift the stub off the roof. You do not know if it is under pressure – trees can be unpredictable when they are on their sides

20140702-142739-52059212.jpghere a farm jack lifts the tree off the roof. The ground was so soft, it took a 12 inch log in the ground before the jack managed to get the log off the roof

20140702-142903-52143118.jpg

We worked for ten hours to make these homes safe. The first maple was approx 70 feet long (not tall – see what I did there?) the second was 60 feet long and the third was around 50 feet long.

After we finished at 8:30pm, we went to visit two more homes. But that is a story for another day.

If you need help because there is a tree on your home, call Chris and Reta of Bee EZ Tree Service at 204-730-0368

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s