Dead trees. Ive gotten to where I just dont like um. The worse of them all to me is the weaker trees like of course pines.
I have seen a colum of pine bark standing with no tree inside.
I have climbed some until the cambium started ripping out in my hands @ 90ft. and figured that far enuuf, caught it on a rope(adjacent tree) and it blew up into rakings on the ground.
What are the signs to you:
1. Hole in a branch you have to climb out on?
2 how to judge how dead a pine actually is.
3 Rotten at the base.
1.After close visual inspection I decide if its doable, but first i climb and look.
2 Some pines drop needles then cones then bark. Some just opposite.
3. Inspect for colum of holding wood. A colum of wood is as strong as the tree itself some say. Nick it with saw help best.
Lastly throw ball it. Ive threw balled um and pulled um rite down with my spikes just put on.
Lastly what is it actually that is in pine that makes them heavy and then as soon as 3 months later they are dry and light as a feather. Where does this weight/strength go. Does it evaporate?
Hope this helps. Any suggestions on judging dead trees.