I've been watching the tree cutters outside taking down all of the Emerald Ash bore damaged trees. For some reason they always take down the limbs of the tree first, even using a Skyjack to gain addition altitude to reach the top branches. Only when a bare trunk remains, do they chop down the main tree itself.
To me that seems inefficient. Why not just just cut down the whole tree and then chop off the branches when it's safely on the ground? From my point of view:
- It would be safer to deal with the branches on the ground where they can't fall on your head.
- It would be easier because there would be no need for the Skyjack.
- It would be faster as multiple guys could work on multiple branches at the same time.
Now I understand why you wouldn't do this with limited space, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.