Ok guys need a little help.
I put in a bid today on my largest tree. Approx 85' "bull" pine. It has alot of large canopy limbs, which should not be any problem, except my Vermeer 935 won't chip everything . My biggest concern is getting the spar to the ground. It is about 38"-42" dbh and it looks that big all the way to the top. I only have a landing zone of 15' square. I have done some smaller blocking down with rigging, but I'm usually able to bomb 20" sections by cutting and pushing off the spar. My biggest concern is how long of sections can I rig down at a time using 12 strand 5/8" rigging line with a 2ton steel pulley and port-a-wrap as the lowing device. I'm confident with the techniques, but worried about the lengths.
I don't have enough in the job to rent a crane and operator. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I guesse you must always do your first big, big one.