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Offline murphy4trees

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cut used to remove hung trees
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:20:34 AM »
This is very effective and a lot safer than it looks... doesn't do much for those interested in milling, but a good method to know..








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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 11:38:03 AM »
Wow.  Looks pretty scary to me.  I'm also shocked to see "professionals" working without chaps.
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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 12:04:26 PM »
Man oh man, unbelievable!.  Just my opinion but pretty sure keep taking video and you'll record someone getting hurt.  Didn't watch but some of the first video, didn't need to see the others.  That chain was so dull, amazing his exposure time.  And when it did cut loose it plunged right back into the ground, more vertical than beginning.  And then do it all over again.  I've freed up many a hung up tree, never that dangerous.

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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 02:24:38 PM »
Notice the widowmaker dropping out of the top when the tree moves. :-\
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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 04:14:16 PM »
Ol' Murph has been making "How not to do it" videos for years now. No need to get too worked up over him.  :D
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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013, 04:37:58 PM »
Also wasting what looks to be a really, nice, clean log in the process. :(
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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2013, 03:51:44 PM »
I cut "mini logs" for about 6 months when I was 19. I had no previous experience with hung trees and this is the method I used. It isnt the correct method and it is also dangerous. With mini logs the trees were around 8-9" diameter and sometimes as you would take logs off the bottom the top of the tree would just hang in the larger trees vertically. Then you dont know which way they will go. Now I use a chain and equiptment to drag them down. If not, I leave them and check them after the next storm we get. 90% of the time thats all they take. It did look like a waste of logs.
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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2013, 05:50:39 PM »
Once the tree is free of the stump a good heavy duty come along will move it. A lot safer.
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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2013, 07:37:10 PM »
I agree with a lot of the others, waste of great looking larger logs. 

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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2013, 10:41:15 AM »
This method does work and works well as I've used it in an urban environment but the cuts I use are much closer to the ground and the top of the tree is rigged into another to control it and lay it on the ground.

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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2013, 01:05:20 PM »
I'm no expert, but on that last video, I would have tied to the top and winched the tree out of the others.  When it would fall, it would have taken the roots up and out as well - saving some labor there.  IMO  It also looked like he almost lost a foot on the previous video!  That wood came down fast and towards him.
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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2013, 03:40:07 PM »
You can't do that when there is a chance the tree can fall on a building.
You would require at least two guy lines and a clear path (no other trees to catch the guys) to the lay so it becomes safe and much quicker to rig the top and bring it straight down cutting pieces off the bottom until it can be brought down to the ground.
The tree in the video was cut too high up in my opinion increasing the risk of the faller getting hurt.
The cut itself works good.
Keep in mind this is an urban environment.

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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2013, 09:07:05 PM »
hey,for some reasons this guy scares me!

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Re: cut used to remove hung trees
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2014, 12:52:52 PM »
Last time we took out "yard" trees wher at my dad's house 4 very nice 50' to 70' Norway Pine (or white pine) can't remember.  Dad climbed the tree. and attached a winch line about 30' up; then we proceeded to dig and cut roots.  Once we would get a decent amount of roots cut, we would fire up the winch and give the tree a little pull.  Generally a little more digging and WHAM whole tree is on the gorund and a hug root ball was out.

Went well until the last tree, closest to house; winch cable at 30', then dad cuts the tree off at about 16', everythign is good untill we start digging out the stump.  We dig and dig and dig, with the lack of leverage 16' versus 30' plus addition weight of tree alot more work to get that stump out.

But man were they nice trees, for yard tree; probably 15'+ to first branch


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