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question about reaching limbs

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by Guest, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. OP
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    We use shotguns. Just shoot the limb and it will fall out. :laugh: Just kidding. DONT DO THAT.
     
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    I would like to disagree with the pole breaking thing. HEAVY yes Bending Yes. I had 5 6ft wood poles together in VT. I have also had 3 6ft and 3 4ft together to cut a dead lime in a hazard location. I was in a bucket, and the ground guys added the 4ftrs as I went up. Cutting was interesting but it worked. Saved me from climbing past a very large bees nest for one 4" dead limb.
     
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    Any pictures of the tree.

    I think that will be the best way to get a definitive answer out of all of it.

    What about a rope climb up to high as you feel safe and then use a Pole Saw to get the branch out and then make a proper pruned finish cut.

    The Silky's can reach 21+ feet.

    What type of tree is it?

    Location in the yard?

    Just wondering what exactly do you do in the tree care industry?

    Throwline, A Big Shot, and 120' of Safety Blue
     
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    I will second this idea.

    Just Kidding.
     
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    How do you propose making a 30ft hanger pole. I am not trying to knock the idea one bit just understand.

    The fiberglass poles at 8 ft each well 4 of them would be 32 ft but I dont think you could lift that with out breaking or extreme bend.
     
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    Now I have never done any of this major poling together.

    But logic seems to tell me that getting a throw line out of the tre and cutting or breaking a limb would be a bit different.

    Now again, I dont have experience here because I have never done it so not picking a fight just askin how much control do you really have in that situation. Def. agree staying very vertical is by far the key.
     
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    That just may be your best option. Considering that I can only think of 3 ways to get that high in a tree: spurs (no good here), bucket/crane, or rope. If you want to shoot a throwline that high you could use a Big Shot or for a cheaper route you could go with a HyperDog Launcher and some PVC. It even comes with a replacement band so you could use the slingshot for short throws and some PVC and a little steel to make your own launcher.
     
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    I have a tree that has 3 large limbs cracked but still hanging up in the tree, I cut 2 down, the last one I thought would be an easy cut ended up getting me in the head and knocking me out! I still cannot remember how it happened as I have done jobs like this many times before. All I remember is one minute I was cutting, the next I was laying on the ground with a big gash on my temple! I went to the hospital and ended up with a mild concussion, very scary though, I am VERY glad that chainsaws have safety cut-offs otherwise I would probably not be here writing this. Anyways there is one more limb, small(around 3"dia/ 8ft long) it is also cracked but still hanging at the top (probably 50-60ft up!) I have 200 ft of cable but I cannot think of a way to get it up there. The branches near the top are not strong enough to hold me. Any thoughts? i thought if there was a tool that shot the cable up there ,similar to the things you see in movies where they fire a little cable with a hook on the end and they swing away! I dont think this tool exists in the tree industry though! I told the client I probably could not get that limb and would take $50. off the bill, but I would like to get it for him.Thanks.
     
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    The customer is the one who wanted it "ripped " off the tree, I told him it really needs to be cut off and he responded by saying he just wanted it down and it doesnt matter to him. By what I can see the limb was already ripped off by the wind , it is just caught up on some other branches or it is just hanging on by a thread. There is really no way to climb to it,because there is not many limbs near the top and the ones that are there are very thin and would not support a person. And I know he wont pay for a bucket truck to come in just for that small limb
     
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    How about using a thompson mini-gun, 3000 rounds a minute! turn the limb into mulch before it reaches the ground!!
     

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