Chopping Down a Giant Tree in an Urban Area is Like an Opera

By Casey Chan on at

This is basically watching a ballet of wood chopping. This video shows Seattle’s largest elm tree get carefully cut down piece by piece in an urban area with perfect placement of ropes and the expert use of a crane and the daring knowhow of climbers. There is so much to consider when taking down a giant and they covered everything. The wood of the tree was salvaged for Urban Hardwoods.

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