Discussion in 'Prepping, Survival & Security' started by Deplorable Me, Mar 13, 2019.
Horizontal felling cut:
Felling a leaner (I screw these up royally; I'm improving though):
his brother is cutting the tree , but he is using his SISTERS SAW!
They're all good, but there's some really good tips in the second video.
My ex-wife convinced me when I turned 60 to just call the local tree service.
Anything that possibly involves an insurance claim my wife makes me avoid. Now I mostly cut up downed trees and firewood. Mostly, and if the wife isn't supervising.
Check your policy first! They may cover much less than you think, even if an act of god fells it on your shed (just sayin'... happened to me). I have an oak that will fall naturally, eventually, and I put a ratchet strap on a nearby tree to help guide it. Otherwise the town will be getting it out of the road, and I'll be out free firewood, and maybe even getting a bill! One of those leaning just the wrong way, with no safe way to cut it. Sucks... Tree guy says to cut all 5 down (other 4 are healthy), but they are grouped together at the trunk... making it a bitch to deal with.
I WILL be watching that vid...
Just made a deal on an Echo 800P, what a beast, it's equipped with a 24" bar ATM but can take a 36". I'm no logger so I might sell it before I wreck it or vice a versa. I'll have to checkout the video before I decide.
My 80yr old father asked me to help him cut a few trees down at his camp. I looked around at the surrounding power lines and said Nope, get someone insured. I haven't cut a tree down since I was about 16 while helping my grandfather. He taught me how to handle a saw safely and I taught him how to put the chain on in the correct direction.
Love working on saws. Picked up a Poulan Pro 42cc for free, installed a new piston ring and made a quick $40. I don't even have a reason to own a saw these days but they come in handy for cutting campfire wood where it's legal in the Adirondacks.
I have a collection of around the home saws like the Canadian made Spartan 34av Deluxe, Poulan Patriot 1900, Homelite Super XL, Stihl ms210c & husqvarna 50 Special.
I watched the video. I went out on the deck and stared at the trees in question for a bit, then maintained my decision that I don't think I can do it. The pic is self explanatory, and yes those trees are bout 50-60 feet from my house.
Dead tree has red line on it. Road and shed marked in blue, and...the tree is about 75 feet tall, leans toward the road, unless that Pine tree behind it guides it (yeah right).
At the tippy top of my 24ft ladder I was able to put that ratchet strap up.
Cut the strap and shoot it down.
Last year I took a big Maple down that was leaning towards my cabin, I bought a 12,000 lb winch at Harbor freight and used that to apply pressure while I made a cut then cranked up the winch and craaack, it dropped almost exactly where I wanted. Damn I was glad I was lucky that day.
The problem is: The strap is the highest point I can reach on a ladder, and it's less than a third of the way up the tree. What did you secure the winch to?
Move the shed.
Looks like a climb and cut. Climb up and section it off.
There are certain things I pay for no matter what the cost. Mostly due to having a big two story (that we don’t need).
Gutter work including cleaning.
Large or precarious tree work.
Oh no no no no... I don't do climbing. I considered using my climbing tree stand, but I would have to mount it too high to make it easy... or even comfortable!
Would a highly skilled skinny lumberjack be known as a leaner fella?
This. Get a reputable tree service with a bucket truck and the whole cluster will be gone in a day. It'll cost you, but the ability to stand around and drink adult beverages while someone else busts their ass is worth it. Your choice...
Call Sav-a-tree. The guys I call from them are excellent and downright awesome guys.
That looks like a $300-500, two hour job with a bucket truck.
I consider myself an accomplished amateur- a big part of that is knowing my limitations. I wouldnt try to cut something like that myself.
If i was still living back there in New Yorkistan I would cut them for you. I use to do tree removal there in the Broome County area.
Tie off in a near by tree and start at the top & work down.
I would like to keep the wood though... wonder if that would reduce my "professional"cost?!?
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