Rescuing Drones and Other Items From a Tree

Whilst our services here at Ashley Tree Services undoubtedly focus on the tree surgery side of things, it is not uncommon for us to receive a call out because people have got something stuck inside the branches of a rather tall tree. After all, a fully-grown tree can range anywhere from 10 meters to 30 meters tall! Trying the climb to these heights to carry out a rescue yourself is only going to end in disappointment or injury which is why we think it is always best that you call upon the experts for assistance! Not only do we have the equipment and experience necessary, we will have it done in no time! Here is everything you need to know about our unofficial rescue service…

Type of Items

There are many different things that can get stuck in a tree and whilst some of them do not require assistance from the ATS team, many can do due to the health and safety hazard associated with trying to get the items yourself. For example, children’s toys like kites, balls and balloons often get stuck in trees however most people leave them there as they are easy to replace. On the other hand, electronic goods like planes and drones are expensive and even though they are supposed to be flown away from things like trees, people still get them stuck incredibly high!

Why Self Rescue is Dangerous

Whilst it may seem like a good idea to start climbing trees to receive your trapped goods, it can be incredibly risky. Not only is the surface of trees very uneven, you won’t know if a branch is strong enough to support your weight until you put pressure on it and when you are high up it can be gamble on your life if you are to fall. If you are lucky, you will walk away with some broken bones. In order to ensure both your safety and the health of the tree you are wanting to climb, call in the professionals to rescue trapped electronics.

Case Study – Eilish McColgan

Whilst electronics removal is not one of our listed online services, the Ashley Tree Services team love to be as useful as we can to our customers. In fact, the team very recently assisted Scottish middle-distance athlete Eilish McColgan after she got her drone stuck in an 80ft high tree! The athlete, who represented Great Britain in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, caption an image on her official Facebook page describing our team member as a ‘little squirrel’! It is safe to say that we loved assisting McColgan in her time of need!

If you ever find yourself in a tricky situation that could be dangerous without the help of a professional Tree Surgeon, the Ashley Tree Services team are always on hand to help! Our equipment and experience in dealing with trees is not only very beneficial, it can make the job much safer. For more information or to find out about our range of services, get in contact with the best tree surgeon in Manchester today!

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