C. “Limited access specialists including manual and/or mechanical methods including storm damage works”
With over 25 yrs of experience on the North Shore of Sydney, accessing properties with limited access or no easements, we have had to develop methods to get the job done. Sydney is typified by land locked parcels, often on steep slopes, with noxious weeds which have gotten out of control.
As property development in Sydney progresses, blocks are reducing in size, making access difficult. Chemical control of this vegetation is rightly unpopular and no one wants to use sprays and poisons such as DDT, 245 T and 245D. Common weed killers are have lost popularity and there has been a shift away from chemical control and poisoning of vegetation and physical removal is now favoured as being the most desirable and acceptable solution to unwanted vegetation removal.
Introduced tree species for example; Liquid Amber, historically were planted and grown across the North Shore of Sydney predominantly along roads and were adopted by Northern Beaches councils. It is now understood the problems inherent with growing this type of tree when involved in stormy weather impact. Liquid amber is a fast growing tree which does not have a deep root structure or strong timber substructure. This means it is not able to stand up to high winds, and when falling, causes major damage. This tree is almost always implicated in storm damage and will often fall over. Frequently after a storm cell or strong wind event has hit the Northern beaches, there is a need to clean up residential properties , with falling tree limbs, and high volumes of tree debris scattered, that needs to be removed and /or rendered safe and properties restored to pre storm damage condition.
With our extensive experience, we are able to respond quickly after SES/emergency crews have left . Even when rendered safe, there will be a lot of work and clean up which is the responsibility of the landowner.
For example after a storm, there could be tonnes of debris and vegetation deposited, leaving the property unusable. This all needs to be cut up and removed, in a short period of time by Flamezones expert crew.
For storm damage, our equipment not only is similar to that of a normal arborist, ( chainsaws, poles saws and trailer -chippers) but we also have more . Flamezone carries specialized machinery including chippers that are mounted upon mini bobcats able to access 1.1 metres wide, along with a fleet of excavators , bobcats, and tracked cargo carriers that have been modified and have special attachments for working in this environment including grapples, flail mulching heads and shredders.
We love tight and difficult to reach areas!
Other larger civil or commercial projects on the North Shore of Sydney, including the creation of boardwalks, mountain bike parks, walking trails , bike trails and other public access, eg egress to nature reserves, have had to use “outside of the square thinking” to overcome the prohibitive cost that might have crippled projects if manual labour was the only alternative. These innovative solutions have included the use of helicopters to ferry in specialized machinery and to remove the waste mulch, also large scale mobile cranes to locate and place various pieces of machinery where access around properties/water courses/swamps were impossible.
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