Rescuing cats and birds from trees is all in a day’s work at Davey, but the crash landing of a remote-controlled aerial drone called for one climber to elevate his game.
Trimmer Trainee Reis LeBeau recently found himself scaling a tree to retrieve the drone after its pilot accidentally crashed it in the leafy crown.
Davey’s Cape Cod tree services Client Experience Coordinator Carol Booth says the drone crashed in a tree on the property of a client who just happened to be preparing for a backyard wedding the next day. The wedding party was out on a yacht cruising Massachusett’s Quisset Harbor when they decided to give the ship’s captain an impromptu flight lesson—one that ended with LeBeau’s own aerial acrobatics.
“It worked out well because we just happened to be in the neighborhood, so we just sent them over and Reis climbed the tree and brought it down,” Booth says. “That was a strange one.”