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Old 04-12-2014, 09:16 PM
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Neighbor wanted to take a tree down...

Sometimes I don't think safety really crosses some people minds.

I was sitting in my house watching TV and then I heard the chainsaws fire up. Look outside and the neighbor has someone out in the yard just hacking away at whatever they can reach. They the proceeded to get the ladder and climb into the tree and start cutting just above the crotch (you can see where in the picture). The second lateral they cut landed on their roof. The third one was more or less vertical; tried to cut a wedge out and instead just cut two parallel lines and then used a hammer to break it out.

They're rather lucky the wind was calm because that third one could have gone any direction.

The neighbor came over at one point and assured me that his son and friends had felled over 500 trees, combined. I wish I had gotten a picture of some of the more interesting moments.
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:24 PM
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Sometimes I don't think safety really crosses some people minds.

I was sitting in my house watching TV and then I heard the chainsaws fire up. Look outside and the neighbor has someone out in the yard just hacking away at whatever they can reach. They the proceeded to get the ladder and climb into the tree and start cutting just above the crotch (you can see where in the picture). The second lateral they cut landed on their roof. The third one was more or less vertical; tried to cut a wedge out and instead just cut two parallel lines and then used a hammer to break it out.

They're rather lucky the wind was calm because that third one could have gone any direction.

The neighbor came over at one point and assured me that his son and friends had felled over 500 trees, combined. I wish I had gotten a picture of some of the more interesting moments.
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:31 PM
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Why would you ever cut with that truck/trailer on the street parked so close?
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:40 PM
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:40 PM
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Why would you ever cut with that truck/trailer on the street parked so close?
When the branch landed on the roof they just shrugged it off like it was nothing. They got lucky because it was so rotted that it basically just shattered with no damage.
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:51 PM
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When the branch landed on the roof they just shrugged it off like it was nothing. They got lucky because it was so rotted that it basically just shattered with no damage.
Planning and execution of any job is important. I am certain that the owner knew the rotten branch would not damage his roof, such a tough roof!
I also believe the truck and trailer was parked so close to the tree so there would be less distance to move debris from the ground into the truck and trailer.

I really did like the table that also doubled as a scaffold for this tree removal!

The fact that no one got injured or more property damage did not occur
was a minor tree removal miracle. I sure would have liked to have seen some of the other 500+ trees that have been removed in the past!
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:56 PM
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Why would you ever cut with that truck/trailer on the street parked so close?
I'd assume it belongs to the guy doing the cutting and he probably doesn't care.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:09 AM
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The fact that no one got injured or more property damage did not occur
was a minor tree removal miracle. I sure would have liked to have seen some of the other 500+ trees that have been removed in the past!
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From what was said by the neighbor, his son lives out in the sticks and I assume they never had to worry about hitting anything. Makes things sooo much easier when you just cut and run.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:23 AM
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An Arborist is a skilled trade. You are asking for trouble when you just statr weilding a chainsaw like a cross between Leatherface and a monkey. I'm sure if damaged your property it would turn into an insurance nightmare.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:54 AM
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Now that is completely crazy no one got hurt! If someone who claims they have felled "over 500" trees breaks out a table to use as a ladder/scaffold and not his flip-line and spurs I would tell him to take a walk
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