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tree MDS

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Happy Memorial Day everyone. Please take a load off and stay away from the roads. People are driving wasted since Friday.
I had a truck parked out in front of the shop (like I do often) yesterday while I was greasing the bucket and some drunk sounding little ***** almost got herself into an accident flying by it. She was yelling something about parking on the f’n corner. The MDS shot the trashy little thing a few choice words as well. ****’n millennial trash.....

But yeah, they’re out there.
 
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mckeetree

mckeetree

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Good to hear from you! I was actually thinking about you the other day, wondering if your crabby old ass was still around.:cheers:
Yeah I'm still around and still pretty damned crabby. I have said for the past three or four years I'm quitting this damned trees business but I guess I don't know how to quit.
 
NeSurfcaster

NeSurfcaster

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South Jersey
Tree looked nice after your trimming MDS. I got a nice little climber job tomorrow, maybe I'll take the time to take some pics.
We got slammed w/ some straight line winds this week, about a 35 square mile wide area. Unfortunately the pool bis is still slammin so I only got to take on the 1 job I'm doin tomorrow.
Trim and remove broken limbs on a pin oak and remove a maple (I think it's a maple, last year I bid on the removal). Storm got the customer to finally say come do it.
 
epicklein22

epicklein22

One tree at a time
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Mantua, Ohio
I think this is the tallest tree I’ve ever taken down. A smidge over 120’. Had a big rotten spot at the base and the customer was concerned it’d fail and take out surrounding trees. Snuck my buddy’s 38 ton crane down into the woods and dismantled it in a couple hours. He has 141’ tip height and the tree was about 10 to 15’ shorter when he boomed over it. Would have taken more pictures, but the focus on my camera is going haywire. 63EAF344-D168-49F9-A980-7F724DDD317F.jpeg 01D52162-5438-4E11-BFD3-B00A34D98EB4.jpeg
 
gorman

gorman

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I think this is the tallest tree I’ve ever taken down. A smidge over 120’. Had a big rotten spot at the base and the customer was concerned it’d fail and take out surrounding trees. Snuck my buddy’s 38 ton crane down into the woods and dismantled it in a couple hours. He has 141’ tip height and the tree was about 10 to 15’ shorter when he boomed over it. Would have taken more pictures, but the focus on my camera is going haywire. View attachment 834900 View attachment 834902
That amazing the crane didn’t get stuck. Was it a tulip poplar?
 
NeSurfcaster

NeSurfcaster

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Tree looked nice after your trimming MDS. I got a nice little climber job tomorrow, maybe I'll take the time to take some pics.
We got slammed w/ some straight line winds this week, about a 35 square mile wide area. Unfortunately the pool bis is still slammin so I only got to take on the 1 job I'm doin tomorrow.
Trim and remove broken limbs on a pin oak and remove a maple (I think it's a maple, last year I bid on the removal). Storm got the customer to finally say come do it.
No pics again but job well done. 1 job turned into 2 then into 3. 3rd job was a 80' cherry snagged in a dead ash and a healthy maple. Home owner cut it off the stump... hoping it would fall down. I got a throwbag about 60' up in the dead ash, over a 8" leed/limb. Ring sling set up around trunk of dead/dyeing ash. Dropped down into it and cut a drop zone out. Then slowly picked at it till it was only held up in 2 places. Got on what I thought was the safest side and released 1 of the final 2 branches. Fortunately it stayed put, cut the final branch back to where it was hung up. Final cut was made and 40' of trunk fell to the ground.
By far the most dangerous climb I ever done, especially late in the day on my 1st day off since 1st week of may. The 3 trees and there limbs/leaves made it very difficult to see what was going on up there. I was scared every next cut was gonna let the whole cherry tree roll on top of me since it was already cut off the stump. Fancy swing set, nice koi pond and fancy fenced in garden under this mess didn't help.
Gotta start taking pics, but as soon as I get to the job I wanna get going. Throwline set, porta wrap, saddle, spikes, ropes, saws...
 
epicklein22

epicklein22

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That amazing the crane didn’t get stuck. Was it a tulip poplar?
We laid down a plywood highway and it almost got stuck getting out, but we made it work. Yes, tulip popular. This was a mature woods that hasn’t been logged in quite some time. Nothing but monster trees all over this property.
 
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