One thing is for certain, the day in the life of an arborist is never dull.When Treescape arborist Ross McIntyre encountered a problem tree on a Waikato River walkway there was only one thing to do - blow the bugger up!
The large pine had fallen across the popular Waipapa Dam walkway and the Department of Conservation wanted the damage contained.
The root ball was perched high on the bank above the walkway and, in this precarious position, was too unstable to remove using chainsaws.
So Ross decided explosives was the answer - see the result in the video.
No damage to the retaining wall and walkway - job well done! And no clean up!