By: Kelly Holdaway On: September 25, 2012 In: Blog Comments: 0

Crane hired to lift tree

One of GGR’s UNIC mini spider cranes brought Japanese influence to an English country garden recently as it helped plant a valuable Japanese Maple tree worth £8,000.

Planting this 4 metre tall shrub was no easy feat, as our 6 tonne capacity UNIC URW-706 mini crane needed to work from the garden’s surrounding woodland to lift the 1300kg load into a planter whilst overcoming a few obstacles along the way.

The UNIC spider crane journeyed for 30 minutes though local woodland to reach the ideal spot for lifting the Maple tree.

Once set up on the uneven terrain, the mini crane lifted bags of dirt out of the way and removed protective netting from the top of the tree. The maple tree was then secured to the crane’s hook using strong webbing slings ready to be lifted into pride of place in the garden.

After removing it from its pot, this extravagant plant was lifted through a 9 metre gap in the trees, over the 4 metre tall fence and bushes, then carefully lowered down into the hole that had been dug for it in the planter.  Our highly skilled operator was able to make sure that the tree was planted in exactly right position so its impressive intertwining branches were on full display and the garden’s owner was happy.

This isn’t the first time that GGR have shown our green fingered potential on landscaping jobs – we’ve helped create other horticultural masterpieces at Withanhurst House and at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show over the last two years. Alan Titchmarsh would be proud!


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