Large Douglas Fir Removal in Tualatin

We recently removed a large Douglas fir from the Luvaas residence in Tualatin. On account of the large logs (41″ d.b.h), we chose to use a 40 ton crane. This was the safest and most cost effective solution as the fir was within 10 feet of the home and could not be lowered using conventional means without damage. No damage was done and the wood was taken by Mike Bruno of Sub-Urban Forestry to be salvaged as urban timber. Rick of Smith Crane was our operator and he did a very capable job with the jib at 70′ from turret to stump and a limit of 4,000 lbs. Dan Oliver, one of our arborists and lead climber is here setting the picks and cutting.

The large fir sits behind the house: climber is setting the rigging for the pick.

Cutting the stump flush at the base: the choker set to pull the butt log free.

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