Each month we’re going to be posting a featured project. With the website redesign, there’s lots to choose from but we are selecting this short video produced with Oregon Tree Care and Biewer Media. Shot over the course of a day in Portland’s West Hill’s, this 90 second piece highlights the impressive and dangerous work that these arborists routinely perform.
What it can’t show in only 90 seconds is the time and care that OTC put in to the job. The homeowners originally wanted to remove this 150ft old growth Grand Fir completely, but with a little persuasion they were open to a much more environmentally responsible trimming. Location and access provided a unique challenge. The team had to rig a pulley system and cut a path to safely remove the split top and branches, without damaging the roof, which included a large bank of skylights directly under the tree. OTC were able to trim this giant, safely and responsibly without damage to the surrounding homes.
Even more exciting, is that this video has served as a catalyst for our upcoming documentary about the current state of the arborist industry, it’s history in Oregon and the future development of the business model, with newer, safer and more responsible practices.