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« on: April 14, 2021, 02:52:36 PM »
I am in my 11th year doing tree service work . we have many dead trees to deal with but today one taught me something .

I went up 70 ft and put a rope in it then i dropped down 20 ft and did an over and under cut with a wide hinge because the tree was so far gone. when we started pulling with the skid steer .the rope was not tight when it started to fall. i had 30 ft of big stem over me with not much holding it. 

My bucket will go up to 75 ft but what is 5 more ft when you still have 25 above you.

i should have had the service to the house dropped and just dropped it in the yard.

11 years yes ,still learning,hell yes. glad to still be here .
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2021, 04:27:13 PM »
I think in tree work or anything else that is inherently dangerous, the day you think you've got it pretty well figured is when you're going to get killed. I'm glad you're still learning, Slider!
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2021, 06:35:06 PM »
bare bender i  am.thanks.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 06:37:21 AM »
Removing dead trees from urban areas is important work.  Thanks for what you do.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2021, 01:16:42 PM »
Al, I'm glad you are still with us and you avoided a potential disaster.  Those of you removing yard trees earn your money.

 

What's uglier than MagicMan's feet?

I should have posted, back in September, in "I did something dumb today" when I was pushing over a dead pine with a tractor and had a mishap. I did not post due to embarrassment but it may serve to help someone else avoid ruining their modeling career or worse.  There was a relatively small, 50' pine that was dead.  I used the tractor fork rack up high on the trunk to gently push it.  After it had a good amount of lean and the root ball was beginning to come out of the sand, I backed up the tractor and put the end of the fork on the trunk in order to get a little further away.  All was going superbly until the top, while falling through the top of a neighboring pine's limbs broke out and was hurled back at me.  It broke my nose and I got a hook shaped scar, but I considered myself fortunate.  The kicker is that there was an audience.
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Re: 100 ft dead pine
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2021, 07:46:53 PM »
I accept defeat with de feet.  You is ugly!!  :-X
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2021, 08:09:55 PM »
Thank you sir, I take that as a compliment.  
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2021, 08:43:28 PM »
As it was intended.  8)
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2021, 03:16:51 PM »
Dang Caveman that hurts just to look at it. Glad it was not any worse. I do many dead trees but i don't like nor trust them.

We did one last year near a power line that i could not piece down . I always cut 2 escape routs at the base so i don't get tangled up if i have to move in a hurry. We put a rope in it at 60 ft . I put a notch in it at the base and started my back cut when David started pulling. It broke 20 ft above me and 40 ft of top came down . Taking the time to clean out 2 ways to leave if things go wrong saved me that day. I just turned 71 but i can move when i have to.
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2021, 03:47:45 PM »
I look at your age when I see your posts and I cannot believe you are 71.  You must have taken good care of yourself or Vic takes good care of you.  Standing dead trees can be ....(dangerous, profitable, eventful, non-eventful, a good place to raise woodpeckers, etc.).

That was the second time I got my nose broken.  It hurt both times and it keeps getting bigger.
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2021, 04:53:35 PM »
bare bender i  am.thanks.
Slider, I noticed what you did with your words there. Might @barbender  be the name of an exotic dancer?
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2021, 11:55:56 AM »
😂😂 No exotic dancing here, usually people's auto correct turns my user name into "bartender"- "bare bender" was definitely a new one!😂
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2021, 04:05:08 PM »
sorry Barbender my mistake . 
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2021, 07:42:18 PM »
Dang Slider and Caveman. I thought I was the only one that does stupid stuff. Making me feel better every day.
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2021, 08:03:33 PM »
No apology needed!😊
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Making me feel better every day.
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