Juan de Fuca View Restoration

This was an extensive view enhancement project. Selective pruning of a rugged costal old growth stand gave way to a picturesque view for this Jaun De Fuca Home.

This was the first stage of the job. The objective was to take the five trees that had grown up right next to the deck. The homeowners were accustomed to these 80′ trees dropping large limbs onto the roof and deck – the first priority was to have these trees taken down, remove the hazard they posed, then the view pruning work could begin.

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This picture was taken from the crown of an old-growth Douglas-fir overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca.
The removal of this tree was carefully executed, tight quarters made for a tricky drop-zone. A tag-line was set high in the tree to guide the top into the desired drop-zone below then, after the top was felled the lower stem was chunked to the ground.
Non-invasive climbing techniques (no climbing spikes) are used to move about the canopy without damaging the tree. These coastal old-growth specimens were carefully pruned to enhance the homeowners view - removal of hazardous deadwood near the house, take a few limbs impacting the view and leave the crown to flourish.
Non-invasive climbing techniques (no climbing spikes) are used to move about the canopy without damaging the tree. These coastal old-growth specimens were carefully pruned to enhance the homeowners view - removal of hazardous deadwood near the house, take a few limbs impacting the view and leave the crown to flourish.
This picture was taken from the crown of an old-growth Douglas-fir overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca.
This picture was taken from the crown of an old-growth Douglas-fir overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca.