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Hissing sound from a tree??

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Be Stihl, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Be Stihl

    Be Stihl ArboristSite Operative

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    I just cut my first felling cut into and oak and when I pulled out my saw I heard a loud hissing. Thought I was on a snake at first, then realized it was coming from the cut in the tree. What?
    I also noticed when I looked close what appeared to be gas vapors coming out distorting my vision like heat waves. Anyone ever heard or seen this?? It was leaning hard, thought maybe that had something to do with it??


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    Have you been eat mushrooms again.....





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    Under a power line?
     
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    Gas vapors coming out of where? Was the tree hollow in the center? Methane release? What did it smell like? Need more info.
     
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    Not hollow. Couldn’t really smell much other than 2cycle mix. This went on for a couple minutes, I was afraid the tree was trying to crack or something so I went ahead and cut out my wedge. I’m telling you it was hissing and something was coming out. This is on a gas well road???[​IMG]


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    Was it a rubber tree? Maybe you slashed a tire.
     
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    Sorry, the vapors come directly out of the fresh cut, it was my first horizontal cut for my wedge. When I pulled out to check the alignment of that cut is when I noticed it. Started looking closer and it was like heat waves, you know how they mess with your vision, coming out and up from that cut about 1/2” away from the bark. It was coming out of that cross cut wood.
    Freaks me out to think it could be natural gas!


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    Gas tree.... Jus sayin'
     
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    Try lighting the fumes as it bellows out. Then get back to us...... hopefully


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    Out here the pretty people in Sun valley demanded that cell towers blend in with the landscape so they started making them “resemble” fir trees. Of course they’re all iron so I suppose you’d know real quick if you cut into one
     
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    Iv seen that before. Kinda silly. Like putting a dress on a pig.


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    Trees talk amongst themselves. Have you not seen Lord of The Rings? :rolleyes:
     
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    You eating mushrooms too?


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    Water has come spraying out of a couple Red Oaks before. One soaked me from knees down.
     
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    A squirter eh!


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    A squirter eh!


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    That is bizarre, never before heard of that type of phenomenon.
     
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    Great, you released Hexxus.
     
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    What kind if saw? Mix ratio? Dull chain? Cracked impusle line? Have you checked the compession on the saw? Where's @HarleyT when you need him?:laughing:
     
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    Your saw needs new crank seals at a minimum. It may also need a carb rebuild and new clutch springs. Also, check the ignition coil bearings to make sure they are not excessively lubricated.
     

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