The perceived risk of death by falling trees is not that far from the truth. I’ve actually had a friend knocked out by a falling branch coming down off a Ghost Gum during a windy evening. Surprisingly, it only knocked her out and didn’t seriously injure her.
Several times a year we are called out to Griffith University in Brisbane to trim any dead wood from the larger gums that hang over pedestrian walkways and paths throughout the picturesque grounds. Here we are in action, tree lopping, felling and dead wooding some mature trees near one of the main buildings.
To complete the job, we then grind all of the limbs into chip that will be spread around the universities gardens. In other areas we spend hours stump grinding burnt or fallen tree stumps which if they are left to decompose naturally, they will attract unwanted vermon like termites, ant colonies, cockroaches rats and mice.