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Rabid K9

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Corymbia calophylla, 1.5m DBH, remnant regrowth on farm, failed in same storm, fell across boundary fence, away from equipment sheds.

Large sail canopy on extremely decayed base. Variety of Quambalaria species, less than 10% sound wood, amazed it stayed standing as long as it did. Sound timber of this species is around 1250kg/m cubed, dense interlocked grain, makes chipper work hard.
 

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Removals & pruning for new build.

Eucalyptus diverticolor & saligna, 400 & 800mm DBH, only 25m or so, can reach reach 90m in their naturale....

As usual, project builder has given no consideration to trees on lot, trying to help owners out preventing future issues, while retaining some trees.

Root protection zone? What is that? Thought trees just had a box footing?
 

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Removal of multi-leadered Eucalyptus diversicolor for powerline clearance. Larger rear tree becoming 'edge' of the planted farm shelter belt.

Large base, 1.2m +, six straight stems, perfect spiking practice for another of my guys before afternoon of power doing a days job in four hours removing large Eucalyptus boytroides over fence & powerline. Boggy ground, short days leading into winter. Diff locks useful on old war machine.
 

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Removal, eucalypt hybrid, multi-stemmed on large short bole over northern aspect of residence. Client an accountant, so on a tight quote. Seperate climber for AM & PM, both fast, but still a never ending lowering out job, precipitated all day. Had to finish bole in the morning. Second climber built the large custom drum (der trommel) (he's German) we use for lowering heavy timber.
 

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Rabid K9

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One of the strange things about these end of days is people have been crying out for quality mulch, by the hundreds of cubic metres.

So if a moments downtime presents, are flat out filling orders. Have 70 acres of hardwood plantation we are thinning, which provides as handy resource close to town. Corymbia maculata going into chipper.

MS500i has rapidly become a team favourite.
 

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One of the strange things about these end of days is people have been crying out for quality mulch, by the hundreds of cubic metres.

So if a moments downtime presents, are flat out filling orders. Have 70 acres of hardwood plantation we are thinning, which provides as handy resource close to town. Corymbia maculata going into chipper.

MS500i has rapidly become a team favourite.
Yea, people are home so they want to spruce up the yard and make it look nice
 
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lifted a few logs today, crane disposing or re-purposing trunk logs can be cost effective vs sawin them up.. But its always a trick to find suitable use be it milling, habitat creation landscape / sculpture firewood lot .. These logs went to a Arb/tree training school for students to observe tree structure and practice saw them apart, win win.

Logs of Iron bark Eucalyptus sideroxylon,,, Corymbia ficifolia Flowering Gum & Sweet gum Liquidambar styraciflua

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Rabid K9

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lifted a few logs today, crane disposing or re-purposing trunk logs can be cost effective vs sawin them up.. But its always a trick to find suitable use be it milling, habitat creation landscape / sculpture firewood lot .. These logs went to a Arb/tree training school for students to observe tree structure and practice saw them apart, win win.

Logs of Iron bark Eucalyptus sideroxylon,,, Corymbia ficifolia Flowering Gum & Sweet gum Liquidambar styraciflua

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That's a decent sized ficifolia bole.
 
Rabid K9

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done a few bigger but its soft easy to cut wood being from WA Cor fica its origin state you'd know that

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Yes, very soft in comparison to some of the other locals. What was it being removed for? Looks like it was a decent street tree, nice basal flare?

Just out of interest, what does that truck run at per hour? Is that unit 6x4 or 6x2 (bogie drive)? Looking at a similar unit, except with side tipper as well, for next larger piece of equipment, could have one working everyday at moment.
 
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Yes, very soft in comparison to some of the other locals. What was it being removed for? Looks like it was a decent street tree, nice basal flare?

Just out of interest, what does that truck run at per hour? Is that unit 6x4 or 6x2 (bogie drive)? Looking at a similar unit, except with side tipper as well, for next larger piece of equipment, could have one working everyday at moment.

was a nice tree till canopy structure smashed by storm 4 months ago also had longihorn beetle so sadly beyond preservation

$130 per hour boogie drive not dont know drive train guess 6 x4 kenworth
 

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nice rigging!
Thanks. We roped a few more pieces off it after that, then I was able to pull it back with the tractor winch and pulley (that and that crap norway).

To be honest, that tree had me a little stressed. I actually woke up early that day and couldn’t get back to sleep thinking about it. I hate trees like that, but they keep it real.
 
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