High-altitude woodwork relies on ropes

Jamie Simpson sorts out ropes high above an Agricola Street backyard.

HALIFAX — A forester using only climbing gear and a chain saw is in the final stretch of cutting down a seven-storey-high tree. The poplar is located in an Agricola Street backyard. Jamie Simpson was hired to remove the tree because the trunk was creeping too close to a home’s foundation. He makes his way through the tree by cutting off short branches and lowering them with the help of an assistant on the ground.

These pictures were taken Saturday afternoon.

A helper on the ground helps lower branches cut by the forester, seen here two-thirds of the way up the tree.

No cherry picking going on here.

1 Response to “High-altitude woodwork relies on ropes”

  1. 1 Tom miller May 31, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    We prefer the simpler “fell sink”/backcut from the ground and a few Hail Marys!!


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