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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted December 21, 2016 - 07:15 PM

Tree cutting . . .          


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Posted December 21, 2016 - 07:18 PM

Scary stuff.
Hope he's ok
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Posted December 21, 2016 - 08:15 PM

At least he knew to keep an eye on the tree. 

 

I used to know a guy that just took off running without watching where the tree was going.  :(


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Posted December 21, 2016 - 09:02 PM

Hollow trees have to be dealt with carefully, and even then a disaster can strike. I see one thing that he did wrong, and I noticed it as soon as the video came up. He needed to notch where the hollow spot is near the base of the tree, and he didn't. This spot was supporting the tree as he made his back cut. The trunk basically explodes around this area. That's a big tree to be messing around with, and there isn't much room for error.

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Posted December 24, 2016 - 08:48 AM

We have white pines that size at our cabin. I have never dropped one that size but if I knew it to be rotten I would bore two holes and 1/2 stick of 70% in each. Even tying off a rotten tree leaves serious risk for cutter.



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Posted December 24, 2016 - 09:28 AM

I have never dropped one that size but if I knew it to be rotten I would bore two holes and 1/2 stick of 70% in each.

So, it would just go flying any which way?



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Posted December 24, 2016 - 12:15 PM

So, it would just go flying any which way?


Sure, it's Russian roulette, lumberjack edition

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Posted December 24, 2016 - 03:06 PM

I would not be concerned with where the tree is falling. No buildings or power lines and I would not want to be anywhere near that tree when it falls considering it is likely 60' tall.  Tree could start snapping into pieces on its way down. Now if I wanted to control the fall steel cable would be required and that is still no guarantee the tree top could snap off and go right through the roof of the outhouse.

 

So, it would just go flying any which way?



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Posted January 03, 2017 - 01:51 PM

oh my lol 

 

https://youtu.be/wL4hLpAy0yA?t=3m33s


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Posted January 06, 2017 - 05:34 PM

LOL how many times you got to hit a tractor guy over the head with a tree before he says "enough"


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Posted January 06, 2017 - 08:58 PM

oh my lol

https://youtu.be/wL4hLpAy0yA?t=3m33s

Think the guy that took out his pool is NJKen's brother?




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