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Got to be careful chasing cuts to fix a Dutchman as it is easy, at least for me, to go too deep. If you are short on one side, it is sometimes easier to fix it by correcting from that side. You may end up with a peak in your face cut but you can whittle on it; a less than flat face at times may be better than an over cut face.

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A tree service started cutting these mostly Tulip Poplars this morning, saws running at 7:30 am. This is a small (less than 2 acre) lot at the end of my driveway. I had a busy day, but watched them take down several of them while mowing my side of the driveway. They put steering lines on all the big trees and pulled them with the small skid steer. My grandson was with me on a couple of the early cuts and provided his commentary for them:

Each video is shorter than a minute



While making the face cuts, another guy was burning a hornets nest in the background:



A second poplar hits the ground:



A six year old gets pretty excited to watch equipment running, trees falling, chainsaws operating

This third tree, was a Hickory I believe, not sure, too far for me to be confident, but not a poplar:



And finally, I launched my drone to survey the result of a day of sawing:



That's me standing in the middle of my own driveway where I launched. This is about 1500' from my house, so I won't have to actually stare at this clearing from my home. But, every time I drive in or out the driveway, or walk down for my mail, I'll be reminded of these 20 or so big old trees that no longer shade this lot.
I guess next I'll be watching a house being built.
 

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Got to be careful chasing cuts to fix a Dutchman as it is easy, at least for me, to go too deep. If you are short on one side, it is sometimes easier to fix it by correcting from that side. You may end up with a peak in your face cut but you can whittle on it; a less than flat face at times may be better than an over cut face.

Ron

If you were referring to my post, I don’t cut far enough for that to happen until everything’s lined up. I’ve been experimenting with different methods, including cutting just enough to see where the cut goes. Being on the side of a hill doesn’t help, going from one side to the other feels different.
 

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Felled a large Stringybark (Eucalyptus tindaliae) that had been struck by lightning a few years ago and died. It had a large ants nest behind the bark which dulled my chain pretty good. Used a crow bar to peel off the bark and brushed the ants nest off, then bucked it up with the trusty old MS250.

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Moisture reading a few days after bucking. Burns real good.
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