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Largest Oak Tree Down in 1.5 Days!

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Team-Green L&L, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    We just got a 200-220 year old oak on the ground in a day and a half and I wanted to brag. I got video footage of the first few hours of removal and these pics from today, when I went back to see what was left.

    We're building a real cool display with the trunk. It is being hauled as a whole on a tri-axle.




  2. Danielslawnservice

    Danielslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    what did you use to put that on the trailer?
  3. JosephLawnCare

    JosephLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 809

    Why did you have to cut it down?
  4. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    It had several bad leads running over 2 homes, massive water damage on the lower leads, had dropped 3 3000# or so limbs that have damaged both homes and a van. It had just reached the end of days.

    Only thing was that it did show new growth at about 10' up on the trunk, which leads me to believe that it was still a solid oak.

    Poor landscape placement or development in this case.
  5. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    Still yet to be done. Just finished yesterday. I think I'll use a boom truck from Pavestone and let them have a piece of advertisement on the display (co-op is great!).
  6. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 642

    big oak, a shame to see these big ones go.....but still a fun job...

    not trying to drill a nice job , but who ever did the cutting on that tree should be undercutting, i see 3 leads that have the bark torn down the trunk, this can be very dangerous and lead to the limb not droping where you want it to drop...+ if you ever do pruning and do that , thats it for you.....

    good job , big tree-
  7. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    That's not from cutting on top. Those are the leads that split and hit homes and vans.

    I probably should've mentioned that I did this estimate on Thurs. Sold the job on site, had the crane there on Friday, and had the tree how it is in this pic on Fri. by lunch. Went and did another 3 tress right afterward.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    wow thats a big tree
  9. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    do you get to keep the wood?:clapping:
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Thats a lot of fire wood!

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