I was just imagining flying a drone around all day quoting tree work from the comfort of my office. I could zoom in on structural issues, take pictures of the trees, and send the client a detailed proposal. You could do twice as many proposals in a day!Drones would be more helpful for a bid, IMO.
Video footage for the crew to review at the safety meeting/ job briefing.
If I could set a throwline at the top of a tree, I'd be stoked!
This can only be concrete if demand for the work is static. Most people I know have insane backlogs, meaning mechanization makes room for expansion, which requires more workforce.Automation will definitely lower the the number of employees, but the overall quality will rise a lot.
To be honest, I cannot imagine how robots will take care of trees.