Step 1: Skid Steer clean
For most removals we tend to use a mini skid steer especially on trees far from the road to remove the majority of brush and wood. This saves time, energy and effort. On large jobs it is essential as the pure amount of size and weight is restrictive to hand hauling and chipping. The process starts by stacking branches in piles that the skid steer can grab.
After it is stacked the skid steer comes in and hauls it to a trailer or chipper. The larger the job the more turf damage will happen every time the skid steer crosses your yard it will tear out a part of grass. With large trees it can remove grass all the way to bare soil. In the removal of this tree, this is an example of the worst area. Things that will effect turf damage is how moist your soil is.
While talking about turf damage one of the other important pieces is whether we use ropes to let the other pieces down or let them fall with gravity. Rigging them out takes a lot of time and wear on the equip where as letting them fall can cause turf damage. The first photo is the damage caused by heavy wood, i.e a log, and the second photo is what it looks like after spending a few moments repairing the damage.
Step 2: rough clean up
Rough clean up is the process where we use a large pitch fork or rake to get the larger debris. The amount of debris is quite significant.
Rough clean up included blowing off of all driveways, sidewalks and neighbors property.
Step 3: Fine clean up
Fine clean up is the removal of 99% of all debris. This includes blowing the majority of sawdust and leaves out of your grass, all additional areas will be raked. The sidewalk will be left clean. Of course we can’t undo turf damage and there will be some signs that removal was present yet sometimes it’s even cleaner then when we arrived.
Below we have tried to provide you some clear examples of the different levels of clean up. Please browse through.