Sometimes you're better off using an expert

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Sometimes you're better off using an expert

Postby Executioner » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:09 am

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The gal is lucky that the chainsaw was not powered on.

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Re: Sometimes you're better off using an expert

Postby Err » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:55 pm

I'm not sure what his plan was to begin with. That limb was going to do that eventually since he tied it on the end. They are both lucky.

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Re: Sometimes you're better off using an expert

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:09 pm

I have had a lot of pros doing this sort of work for me lately (licensed and bonded close quarter pros). Had several trees at two of our rental homes that needed to be taken down, all very close to the houses.

It's amazing watch real pros at work. There is definitely a science to and an art to it.
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Re: Sometimes you're better off using an expert

Postby Err » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:58 pm

I recently cut out a couple of saplings that were taking hold inside a pine tree in the front yard. They were no bigger that 6-8 inches at the base and no taller than 8 feet. You don't realize how much tree is there until you start cutting into one and hauling it to the brush pile. Every time I have to cut up a tree I understand why pros charge to much. I wouldn't even attempt cutting something that could fall and damage the house.

It's amazing how fast pros are too.

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Re: Sometimes you're better off using an expert

Postby Losbot » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:32 am

I've watched a TON of videos on how to fell a tree. Got to use those tips when I helped a friend fell a 30ft tall one and I have to say.....we were impressed with ourselves. Looking back, I should have taken a photo. We dropped that thing right in between the 2 houses (20ft of space between them). Then sawed it up into smaller logs for the fireplace. It was cool and SCARY AS FUCK. We thought it was going to hit but it landed about 4ft off center. Still fine considering what we were taking down. Trunk was about 18 to 20 inches across.

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Re: Sometimes you're better off using an expert

Postby FlyingPenguin » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:41 am

Here's the rather interesting way a crew I hired took down a very tall tree right in front of one of my rental homes after hurricane Irma last year.

The tree had broken off at the base, but the top was hung up in another tree.

They had the house on one side, and power lines on the other, and it's a cul-de-sac so it's very tight.

After cutting off the branches, they roped the top of the tree over the branch of another tree it was leaning against, and then proceeded to cut 3 - 4 feet off THE BOTTOM of the tree at a time, and knocking it off with a skid-steer. Rinse and repeat.

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