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Re: Manitoba Treemagedon
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2019, 07:56:23 PM »
Storm smells I remember most are pine and chargrills cooking thawing food.

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Re: Manitoba Treemagedon
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2019, 10:27:49 PM »


 
The snow is starting to melt away, but the mangled trees remain.

Here's a standard working day:
We'd show up at an appointment with chipper truck and saws.
People would pop out of their houses like gophers in the spring.
"Hey, are you city or private?" 
We're private.
"How much for those trees and those branches over there?"
One Standard Goat Unit. ($300.00 in metric bucks . . . it's in the FF dictionary)
"Great, here's the cash."
Want a receipt?
"Nope, and I'm phoning Mabel to let her know that you guys are here . . ." 

We'd spend most of the day on one or two city blocks, with the work rolling in faster than we could write down addresses.
Start at sunrise, finish at dusk, dump chips in the dark, do it all over again in the morning.
It'd be awesome to be able to spread this popularity out over the calendar!
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Re: Manitoba Treemagedon
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2019, 10:35:22 PM »


 
Big oak at a big house.
The storm tore it down the middle starting at about 35 feet up.


 
Two thirds of the trunk was torn off, and about half the branches were still up there.
I wouldn't call it a "widow maker", more like a big mousetrap with a very fine set to the trigger.  :D
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Re: Manitoba Treemagedon
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2019, 10:41:23 PM »
We had a big lift on site - no climbing this tree.
I had my head up, spotting for my son when out of the corner of my eye comes this cutie . .. 


 
Tame, curious and a great legs.
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Re: Manitoba Treemagedon
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2019, 10:51:25 PM »
Thatís some pretty serious tree cleanup.  
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Re: Manitoba Treemagedon
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2019, 10:59:54 PM »
I don't think I'll ever see an explosion of trees like this again YH.
It'll take months to straighten this mess up, and we're getting a lot of help:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-urban-forestry-staff-winnipeg-help-cleanup-snowstorm-1.5328243 
There's crews in our town from the Dakotas, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
It's like an Arborist's Swarm.
The cost is estimated at over $100 million.
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Re: Manitoba Treemagedon
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2019, 11:09:06 PM »












I see a lot of milling and firewood processing in my future, and that's good thing!
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Re: Manitoba Treemagedon
« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2019, 06:52:55 AM »
Andrais how tall is your lift.
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2019, 10:36:44 AM »
Slider, it has a sixty foot reach.
It's a rental unit, self driving and HEAVY.
My son operates his tree service on a part time basis, and specializing in climbing trees in hard to reach places. Places where the bucket trucks and big lifts don't fit or can't go.
That particular unit was really good. We shared costs with the electrician who was reconnecting the power mains to the house. Smooth controls in the bucket, even tho it was electric over hydraulic.
Better than the usual Genie lift rental units, but that could be because of the abuse of rental use.
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Re: Manitoba Treemagedon
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2019, 10:45:46 AM »


 
Bucket on its way up to do the branch drops.
Note the thin mid-section, still holding up the weight of what's left of the canopy.
Most Def not a climbing tree!
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