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Posted By EatenByLimestone,
Jan 27, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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Seems the gentelman made his first cut on the notch a wee bit too deep, eh?
Looks like they can probably salvage a few windows and maybe the antenna. Nice looking deck that can stay and they can build a new house around it.
Is that a plywood roof with 2x4 rafters?
It's a good thing they took that tree down, in a big wind it might have dropped a limb on that house!
I bet the squirrel living in the attic is pissed
holy crud... i dont see any knoch, or rope...
can you imagine the guys face as that started to go
here's yer sign.... hire a pro
Bin there, done that. took pics, called my insurance co, felt real dumb. It was only a 10" pine and just poked a few holes in the roof.
Drives me nuts when I am out in my yard splitting wood and you have people come up and ask you that very question, when you tell them to call a pro they say "they are to expensive, you can have all the wood for free", no thanks. I like to drop my trees in the forest where I don't have to worry about the animals dropping a lawsuit on me!
I'd love to hear the whole story.......(or is it hole story)
Oh man, I just realized it's the neighbors' house. Now I'm scared...
Edit: OK, maybe not. Perspective on the deck is strange. Still scary.
YES YES ! Who's house is this really ? OH MY GOD !
Who what when & where ? More detail ?
This is prime ! (better than melting an i-Phone)
What does the insurance company do in a case like this???
Two more pictures @ http://picasaweb.google.com/cbaxter/Random#5295033916418104930.
Looks like it happened in August 2004.
LOOKS like some good Oak Firewood ! If you look close at the bottom of the center you can see the back cut is just a little higher. He probably was using a face cut.
Not enough hindge LOL
Think that was their first tree they ever cut?
Maybe their last!
I have no idea who owns the house. It was posted on another forum I frequent and I knew everybody would get a kick out of it here.
probly cuz when the wife got home she killed him.
think of the money the homeowner saved %-P
free wood.....oldest game in town.
No to steal the thread, but, where does one go to learn the proper way or ways the fell trees correctly. I have quite a few trees that are close to my house and want remove then before the wind does it first. Several years ago the aftermath of a huricanne put a rather large branch through the roof. Not looking for that experience again.
Sign up for a class such as http://www.gameoflogging.com/...
Or read a lot -
http://courses.forestry.ubc.ca/bendickson/FOPRLibrary/Library/Safe Work/WCB fallers_buckers.pdf
and then practice on trees not near your house using both guide ropes and wedges until you feel confident you can do the trees near the house.
Just advertise free firewood on CL and let someone else do all the work. The standard deal is they leave half there for you.
Hope the guy on the tractor doesnt hurt anything
Looks like the notch is Ok but the guy ( not to be sexist, but a woman would have been smart enough to call an insured pro) didn't eyeball the tree correctly.
Possibly when rhe back cut got far enough the tree twisted, rolled off of the stump and fell backwards into the house.
Why? becuase it was either leaning or balanced that way.
You can tell by looking which way a tree wants to fall by the angle of the trunk and the distribtion of the branches.
If it really wants to go a certain way, you can notch all you want- it's still going in that general direction.
I've never "felled" anything bigger than a 4" or 5" (trunk) pine, but this is why pros don't "fell" trees close to buildings. They take them down in pieces, at least, the ones I hired (licensed, bonded, insured, and competent) did it that way. And they used ropes to make sure the pieces (prolly still weighing a couple pounds at least) didn't fall where they didn't want them to.
Actually, I didn't "fell" the little pine, either -- I took it down in about 3 pieces (w/ a bow saw) 'cuz (1) it was easier to control and (2) it was close to my patio and I didn't want it to fall on anything.
Looks like some prime candidates for Darwin Awards there.