For Bob Walker of Revelstoke Tree Care, the opportunity to climb a tall tree and cut it from the top down is both work and pleasure.
The Regina native who recently started up his own company here is an avid rock climber hence his familiarity with and enjoyment of climbing.
The work part is “removing hazardous trees safely and efficiently,” he said as he prepared to begin dropping six large birch and cottonwoods at the corner of Park and Mountain View in Arrow Heights last week.
Walker, who came here from Canmore where he had also practiced his skills as a climber and as tree cutter, said he specializes “in tricky removals in confined spaces and can usually remove trees without the use of a crane.”
That’s a money-saver right there, but, if necessary he can get a crane at an affordable rate.
Walker, who is also a writer and the author of Mountain Running in the Canadian Rockies (find out more about his book here), will also be offering wood chipping and an industrial dump truck to his service as well as tree planting.