Jun 27 2009
As we’ve carried out tree trimming Orlando and tree removal Orlando, we’ve encountered quite a few not-so-happy representatives from the wild animal contingent in the Orlando area. Here are some of our too-close-for-comfort encounters:
Last week while serving a Chinese immigrant family in Apopka, our tree trimming took several unexpected turns. In tree service, its best to expect the unexpected. This family had a laurel oak overhanging the roof in the backyard that was so rotten, it had repeatedly dropped several large branches that had damaged the roof. When the climber on the Tree Work Now crew that was assigned to this job climbed up into the tree, he discovered large rotten areas that were not visible from the ground. As they carried out their work ever more cautiously given the increased danger, a swarm of bees tore out of one of the rotten areas and repeatedly stung our climber and his tree trimming assistant! They swatted their heads and arms, adding self-inflicted bruises to their bee sting injuries, which were many (approximately a dozen each!). After medical attention and a little rest, they are thankfully back in action.
And then today, we tackled a job for a stock broker (foreign currency trader, to be exact) who had recently purchased a 77 acre hunting tract in Pierson (about an hour north of Orlando). This was to be a unique tree trimming and tree removal situation. We were charged with creating a path for four wheelers around the fenced perimeter of the property. Using some hustling tree workers, one of our top grade wood chippers, and our T300 Bobcat, we got an amazing amount of tree work done in six hours. Much of the property is under water! A gator swung its tail around just a few feet from us, one of my tree workers was attacked on both legs by fire ants, and more peacefully, they saw deer. The water was more treacherous than the wildlife this time, threatening to bog down both workers and machinery. But with some smart decisions and good team work, my Orlando tree service employees made good, safe progress. Along with all the water and mud came perhaps the most treacherous wildlife encounters of the day: mosquitos. Never a dull moment in the tree service industry. We would have provided good footage today had “Dirty Jobs” sent out its film crews!