Ruin the kings trees


This week has been skylift and skylift. The work is to make ruins of old oaks (due to safety) and dead wooding limes. The trees are standing in the garden and surrounding park of the Swedish kings castle.


To me this looks a bit strange and unnatural, but they didn’t want coronet cuts on the trees outside the castle.

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Since the skylift was a bit too small (only 22 meters) we dropped each other off in the trees to reach the far and higher parts.

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I was dropped off in this one, tricky climb from low top to the outskirts of the highest limbs that where weight reduced. Big tree, had to reanchor for the rope to reach the ground.

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Took us two full days to deadwood this endless alley. I got good hang off the skylift maneuvering though.

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Further away from the castle we were able to do some nice coronet cuts. This particular cut isn’t my work. But I learnt a good way to do it on branches. Cut a deep, long X through the branch and then break it off, looks pretty natural.

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We talked about why all the limes looked so shabby. It might be that they are all the same age, just old. But it’s probably also some poor conditions, cause some of them are just long, small sticks covered with water shoots.

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So some trees where felled from the skylift, except the last stick that were taken down from the ground.

A nice way to take big logs with the lift is to make aiming cut and back cut. Then go up to the top of the limb and push it over.

But to put and old school rope in the top and pull also works fine for the last bit. And you get pretty pictures.




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