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Could this even be gotten down??

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Woody Stover, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    This Black Oak blew over into a White and I don't like it. It's a big boy, about 30". I wouldn't attempt it but could a tree guy get it? Can't really get a bucket truck down there. I wonder what they would charge for something like that? The compromised root system of the Black couldn't keep it alive through last year's drought, so at least it's no longer stealing light from the two Whites that are there. If nothing else, I guess I just wait for the limbs to rot and break off. That could be a while, but I really wouldn't want to spend the money required to have it done. Just wondering...

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  2. JustWood

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    An experienced logger could get that on the ground with just a saw
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  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    :eek: How would he do it?? I would be very leery of cutting the legs out from under this one, but have done it with smaller stuff. The limbs wouldn't break probably...not been dead too long.
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    Doesn't look to be hooked into the other tree and the root ball is about out...........maybe with all the unpredictable weather Mother Nature can get it done for you over the next month or so.
  5. thewoodlands

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    Yes it can, we used all our winching equipment along with the rhino when we had a Cherry that was uprooted but hung up in a Hemlock. Yours looks like the top branch on the left side is in the other tree.

    I've done a few but not enough that I feel like I can tell you how to do it, for me releasing it (cutting) from the stump was the hardest, after I cut about four or five rounds off it (it was still hung up) I used a 3/8 inch cable,old winch,treesaver,d-shackles,pulley blocks & locked in the 4 wheel drive on the rhino.

    I'll look for those pics tonight, some of the items I used are in the Warn Rigging Kit in this link bought at local stores.
    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/category_winches winch-accessories winch-kits-straps-hooks
    Post # 2 is the Cherry I am talking about. Did I tell you that I hate doing these!
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/hung-up-snagged-trees.71898/#post-906504
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  6. Woody Stover

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    It could wait a while and that would be OK with me. I'd like to get it off the White, but am starting to feel a little like Zap with all the downers I've gotta pick up at some point. Trying to stack quick-drying stuff now, not all this Red/Black Oak. Heartwood hold up pretty well on those, fortunately. But from what Lee says, it may not be too expensive to have it taken down when I'm ready.

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    Next two pics are different angles of the same tree...and a half. One came down and ripped one of the trunks off another.
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    These two can't be far behind. _g
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  7. thewoodlands

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    Looks like your GIBIR work is all lined up for you! !!!
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  8. Woody Stover

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    Since I get mostly dead standing or fallen stuff, the sapwood has usually already started to go. If I could get that leaner before too long, it would be one of the few Red-types I've ever gotten with good sapwood. >>
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    Woody, sounds like you got a plan and its alot like mine. I've been hitting the woods hard and have put up alot of red elm and red maple. The slightly lower BTU wood, which I had previously never used , does everything I want it to. Get way ahead on this and you can hoard the oak and hickory and just look at it all year long. In addition, anything that sitting off the ground can stay that way for awhile :)
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    Looks like you have plenty to keep you busy before you tackle the leaner.
    Gives you time to think it thru & do it smart ;)
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    Severed from the stump it looks like it will roll out of the one it's leaning into. There are other techniques for getting it down if it doesn't roll out.
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    I'm thinking you need to borrow this for a couple of hours!==c

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  13. Thistle

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    If I lived much closer I'd bring it down for a slab o' ribs from a local BBQ joint & case of PBR longnecks ;)

    When I started cleaning up parents property again in Aug 2010 (after almost a 3 yr break because of working overtime/out of town,having 5 big trees removed from my yard in town,enough dry wood here & other commitments etc) among the first things I went for was any deadfall & anything else that was driest.But any 'hangers' or similar problem ones were tackled immediately.

    Then after taking care of that in a given area,I dropped any snags,cut them up,hauled them out before moving on.No set 'plan',just did a little at a time until I was tired and/or weather/work schedule cooperated.Nice to walk about or drive through the woods without getting hung up or tripping over stuff....
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    When you say "tree guy" are you talking an arborist... or a logger? There are many ways to do it...

    If I was doing it, I'd probably just hook a long chain to it and pull it over with my tractor... With the roots up, it *should* come over pretty easy

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