- May 15, 2014
Doesn't he know we are visual creatures? Doesn't really matter.This way it can be whatever you want it to be..OR don't want it to be. All communications has being severed. IDK.Did the op ever post pics of the trees, proposed landing area and buildings other trees etc in the radius of where the trees are??? Because.....and if the trees are dead it adds a whole new problem because dead trees don't hinge well IMO
I got the feeling he already had his mind set as to how HE wants to do it and if somebody writes something HE sees as viable then he will pick it up and put it in his trick bag. Believe it or not..people don't want to here things like. "hire a pro"...."You don't want to over-pull on a tree"...."never hook up to a tractor or truck" ..."never work alone" ++...
I did about 12 hundred days in his area of 3D Seismic grids in northern BC and Alberta over 12 yrs as a danger tree faller. Mostly winter work. Some yrs were summer on heli portable. He is in central Alberta. All the hardwood forest species that I encountered are very forgiving due to the shorter grow season and being in a dry belt. May be fairly good where you are at also. 'You' can fall trees with big trees leaning on them or heavy snow load with out any special cuts. A 17" cottonwood would barber-chair easy in a wet belt. (west coast) They seem to stable ok at about 20"+ as tighter grow rings make up the sapwood due to the girth increase. Same as were I am now in the UK. Nov 9 and the grass could be cut every week still. Most big trees are full green. walked through the park today and there was little flowers that just popped up in patches under the trees.
It's crazy. Things I do up north could not be done on the west coast and things I did there won't work in the UK.
On the coast I had about a 17" cottonwood blow up because of a little bit too much holding wood than what it wanted. The PNW hardwoods didn't seem to have a problem of cuts closing with BC Fallers definition of a standard humboldt opening at a 6:12. pitch. That didn't fly in the UK with many hardwoods. Mr west coast faller making a tooth pick factory. That's professional.
I saw you post on another site. Nice humboldt but won't fly in many other states and places. Open it up or take a slice out of the front or do a pie cut if the chain is grabby so you take half of the degree from each side..or take your angle cut straight from the front and then change to the dogs in the corner when on the fly.
Lastly, you are generalizing about dead trees and their holding strength vs holding strength on live trees. Everything in this game has variables. .just reread the post if you don't believe me. lolzz.
lots of times it is better if the trees are dead for some years. I will just say this..The top weight reduces quicker than the hinge. But that could be BS, also. RIGHT?