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Next victom, Highly valuable black walnut
« on: February 12, 2013, 08:50:36 PM »
A retired co-worker told me if I help him bring this tree down without landing it on his house, then I could have the logs. 

  


 
I sure hope it doesn't have much metal in it being a yard tree, but its worth a shot  8)
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Re: Next victom, Highly valuable black walnut
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 08:53:18 PM »
I have had logs like that before Jake. If it belongs to me...I can deal with the metal when it come to Walnut.

Now on the other hand.....if you drop it on the house......metal won't matter to you anymore.  :D :D :D
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 08:55:18 PM »
The worst scenario is that it lands on the house, and you don't get the logs. Go for it.  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 08:57:00 PM »
The worst scenario is that it lands on the house, and you don't get the logs. Go for it.  ;D

 :D :D :D :D :D :D Funny Brother Been.   :D :D :D :D :D :D What the heck Jake......go for it. :D :D :D :D :D

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I got tears coming down my face...... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Next victom, Highly valuable black walnut
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 09:01:44 PM »
Make sure the homeowner makes the felling cut!
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Re: Next victom, Highly valuable black walnut
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 09:16:04 PM »
DanG Jake, First you get a free Cherry,know your temping us with a free Walnut :D. Be careful not to scratch the house and be safe and cover yourself and take pictures. Tim

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 09:22:45 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 09:23:58 PM »
ten four on the long cable, it does look doable, and might be one of the rare ones that have no metal.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 09:28:18 PM »
If you have room to pull it with cable or strap, do it. I've done several oaks that would make at least two of that tree, hanging over my house, with a strap and my son pulling/directing the fall with my truck. And as beenthere said.....

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Re: Next victom, Highly valuable black walnut
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 09:48:31 PM »
A retired co-worker told me if I help him bring this tree down without landing it on his house, then I could have the logs. 

What happens if it lands on the house?  He keeps the log?   :D :D :D  Hard for you to lose in this deal!

(Note to self and to Jake:  There is no way that this log is metal free  :D).
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2013, 09:51:33 PM »
a walnut that close to a house...I can't imagine the amount of metal in that thing.  Hopefully the upper will be nice a clear for you.  Good luck!
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2013, 09:51:43 PM »


(Note to self and to Jake:  There is no way that this log is metal free  :D).

My Dad was cutting a metal bar once and found a piece of Walnut in it.  ;D I guess they go hand and hand.
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013, 10:37:57 PM »
i may be a bit jaded here but that's alot of work and risk for some walnut logs.  wait a minute....i'm not doing the work or taking the risk.....on second thought, go for it jake!   ;D ;D
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2013, 10:58:17 PM »
I'd go for that deal. A rope or cable tied to a tractor or truck will pretty much eliminate it falling on the house. For a Walnut that size, I'd tolerate the odd nail or three, also.

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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2013, 11:27:02 PM »
I said "highly valuable". I didn't say wether it was in th form of walnut lumber or scrap metal... Hehehe  :D
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 11:42:54 PM »
a walnut that close to a house...I can't imagine the amount of metal in that thing.  Hopefully the upper will be nice a clear for you.  Good luck!
Every now and again you get a tre like that , that's clean and clear.   Keep us posted Hack.
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2013, 11:52:25 PM »
The house would cushion the fall and save out the tree.The best place would be where the two roofs meet at the porch.I saw a video once where a fella used the porch of his house to save out a large tree and you could hear his wife's shouts of joy in the background.Good times. :)
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Re: Next victom, Highly valuable black walnut
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 06:59:09 AM »
Tell the family to pack their suitcases and come outside when you fell it.
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2013, 07:28:30 AM »
Please don't use a rope attached to a piece of equipment like a truck or tractor on a tree that size. There is no way of knowing the amount of force you are applying to the rope. You are much better off attaching the rope to a secure anchor point like another tree and using a come-a-long, Maasdam,  or Z-rig along with wedges to pull it over.  I cant see the top of the tree and can't judge the lean by the pics,  but getting your attachment point as high as possible or even 2 attachment points is better.  Use the tallest ladder you have if you don't climb, and remember to not cut through your hinge.  On big trees getting pulled over I sometimes make relief cuts on the bottom side of big branches so they fold as the tree drops instead of cracking  them or making the tree roll as it hits the ground. Good luck.
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2013, 07:45:38 AM »
We will definitely need a video!
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