Discussion in 'Tree Care Videos' started by murphy4trees, Nov 21, 2011.
The Mullet thing can be dismissed if he would put up a recent avatar like I do,,,
Yes , it's been fun. Good to laugh . Need to laugh. I am a logger and take out several hazard trees per year, on the side. I don't know nearly what you boys do about rope climbing,knots,etc. Out her we have beer can contests- YOU estimate your own trees length(can placed closest to the top is 50% of score) and then smashing the can is the other 50%. I have seen paychecks get lost over this. No ropes allowed i this event. And yes - I have lost before. :cool2:
His file says he dances-I would bet on line dancing as his favorite:taped::msp_wink:
I know I don't post much.
I am not a logger, but I started climbing in 1977 and climbed until 2002.
Now I am an op's guy and worry is showing in my hair.
Jeff,,it's all good!:msp_rolleyes:
Not trying to high jack the thread but, I remember seeing a video somewhere of a guy dropping a tree between a mobile home/house and maybe a shed??? Can't think of the title or who it was, but I remember the tree was "good sized", and the drop zone was "etxtremely" narrow. Ring any bells? I can't find it. If this the wrong place to ask let the beatings begin and I'll be on my way. :hmm3grin2orange:
The reaction of the guy cutting the tree was pretty funny.....
It's in this thread maybe half way through !
Found it on page 33. Tried clicking on it but I get a message "could not find"???
Do you know the title? Sure would like to see it again.
I'm just a dumb forester; what do I know?
2 feet either side of the crown between the roof and the crown of the tree next to it. Leaned over the roof. Block face to keep it on the stump while it cleared the roof, few whacks on the wedge, no drama.
Swung this one 120 degrees away from powerlines, across a road, and away from the sidewalk into the lawn. Dutchman + siswheel, did not end up needing the wedges.
These were taken last February during storm cleanup. The forestry crew I work with got press-ganged into doing tree work within the fence. It was fun and I would do it again. I know plenty of folks who are way better with a saw than I am. I like to learn new stuff.
Here's a yard walnut I swung about 90 degrees from its lean; again, no wedges needed:
This is more typical of what I end up cutting:
It's all the same to me. Each tree is its own challenge. Figuring out the physics and making it work is fun. I've only used a rope once and that was at the insistence of the homeowner. Everything went well, and I'd do that again, too. I've had a loader bump one over because I didn't want to pound on wedges. Whatever works -- no method is the be-all-end-all.
Most of the guys that posted tight hazardous drops dont post here much anymore & some of those threads I think were deleted when the new AS forum change took place.............check out some of Masterblasters stuff! theres many others who have posted removals in tight areas that make stuff on this thread look novice! enjoy!
I'll take a look.
Those are some bad as$ cuts bro...
way beyond what a residential arb uses...
Thanks for sharing..
you can't learn those cuts in a backyard..
once you do, even then it takes balls to use them in residential settings..
They should be in your man-suit,,,alway's check.
Roger Barnett aka RBtree. The tree was 120' and maybe 30"36" DBH dropped between a house and a fence in a 10-12' lay.
Can't quite tell from the pic but did the siswheel you cut have any effect on the tree? Looks like most of the fibers were either cut off or sheered off on their own without bending into the void?
Is that video still around somewhere....???:msp_w00t:
Kahonies as big as all outdoors!!!! awesome stuff!!!
Yep RB Tree,, Seattle area,, doesnt post here much anymore,,, go to my profile he is the guy on he far left,, one of the very best I've had the pleasure to work with,,,
It is but you have to do a search for it.
I found it and bumped it to the top of the Tree care vids
The place was not going to be knocked down. It is a vacation residence in Packwood, WA. This shot kept me awake for 3 nights. I would never have done this, except this tree was perfect for a well placed shot. It was perfectly balanced. It was sound as a nut. I opened up the face cut to a 90 degree angle with a "Birdsmouth" face. I went out into the unit with a hoe dad and made a flat bed for the tree to land in. I hung a plumb bob from the eave of each of the two roofs to the ground. I measured the distance on the ground between the two roofs and divided in half. I placed a stake there, and then measured back to the tree and marked the same distance to each corner of the stump. I was REALLY careful to make all cuts match up. It helps to use a fresh sharp chain. The skidder operator, Larry, was showing me how far from the off corner my chain was and I matched that on my side. I just snugged the wedges, didn't drive the tree over with them. The tree did get a little closer to the pump house on the right in the video, than to the residence, but the trunk was 30" wide and the gap between buildings was 56" so I had 26" of wiggle room, or, 13" on each side. The video is impressive but it is just simple physics and attention to detail that will bring you sucess in these deals.
I told the client that had built the deck around the tree that it would cost him the deck. He said with the revenue from the logs he would build a new deck, and he has. This tree was just one of many nice Douglas Fir we took out on about a 2 acre lot.
Thanks for your comment, Scott
(PS) I got so busy that I didn't need the website this video was on any more, and when the website came up for annual renewal, I didn't want to spend the money. I still have the vid, and it is somewhere on Youtube also.
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