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Salt Lake City, UT Area Felling G-T-G & Service Project

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Jonny Quest, May 17, 2019.

  1. Jonny Quest

    Jonny Quest ArboristSite Guru

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    Gents:

    I've got a "service project" that needs some support. The Boy Scouts of America have a summer camp in the High Uinta Mountains. The Mountain Pine Beetle has killed up to 50% of the lodge pole pines in some areas. The camp has an urgent need for some serious tree felling. The dead trees are around the "Klondike" cabins, roads and camp sites. The US Forest Service requires BSA to remove snags (standing/dead trees). The problem is that the BSA needs volunteers to do this work as they don't have the budget to hire a professional crew. Over the past 2 summers, I've organized several groups to help out and we've felled over 200 trees -- most are 30-36 inch DBH. As such, hundreds of loads of firewood have been removed.

    The camp opens in July and the camp director has asked for help to drop some problem trees before opening day. There is a service project scheduled for SATURDAY, JUNE 22. I need help with experienced fallers with big saws that are willing to do a little pro bono work. The site is approximately 75 miles from Salt Lake City. So far, I've got only one experienced faller that has committed. I've got several rookies that can handle the smaller trees, but I need help with the 30" to 40" trees. There is little or no limbing or bucking. This is just "cut and run". The current estimate is that 20+ trees still need to be felled.

    With a US Forest Service firewood permit, you can haul away all you want!

    The area is 9,500 to 10,000 feet of elevation, so big saws are needed. I estimate that H.P. is down by 30% at that elevation. My 390XP feels like a 372XP at that elevation. I do most work with 28" to 32" bars.

    If you can help, please send me a text with your info and availability. 281-732-4233
     
  2. Haywire Haywood

    Haywire Haywood Fiscal Conservative Social Retard

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    I thought the Boy Scouts of America no longer existed. It's been demasculinated. Obviously women fellers need to do the felling. Step up ladies. Lol
     
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  3. Jonny Quest

    Jonny Quest ArboristSite Guru

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    Correction -- The Boy Scouts of America is now Scouts BSA. As for girls in the Scouting programs, there have been girls in the older scout organizations (called Venturing Crews) for many years now...
     
  4. Jonny Quest

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    UPDATE

    Due to snow still on the ground at 10,000 feet, the dates of the "Service Camporee" have been moved to:

    Friday, June 28, 2019 17:00 hours to Saturday, June 29 18:00 hours.


    We would love to see you there!
     
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  5. Jonny Quest

    Jonny Quest ArboristSite Guru

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    Bump.

    Still need a few volunteers...
     
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    Jonny Quest ArboristSite Guru

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    Due to a heavy snowfall year, the road into the camp is still under several feet of snow. As such, the service project has been postponed.

    JQ
     

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