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Stood up 110 ft pine blown down by sandy!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Tmac845, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Tmac845

    Tmac845 New Member

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    Fabricated a 45 ft. "lofting jib", hinged at bottom, lowered over tree at 45 degrees, rigged to trunk, pulled with skidder. Pics are pretty cool.

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Cool!
    Will it stay up on it's own?
    Are you going to try to save the tree?
  3. Tmac845

    Tmac845 New Member

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    We'll cable it down. We wrapped it with something similar to "cedar breather" two thirds of the way up, then anchored cables into rocks. The tree was moved into place about ten years ago. I work on a large estate and yes, they want to TRY and save the tree. The whole operation took three months from planning to fabrication to execution.
  4. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    Saving a white pine...now there's a first for me.
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    A true "Tree hugger" . LOL :)
  6. Tmac845

    Tmac845 New Member

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    Well, the owners spent a lot to transplant it there. That's nothing! You guys should see the 400 ton white oak we moved!
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  7. Michael Golden

    Michael Golden Burning Hunk

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    I'm just baffled why? But, to each his own!
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    It's part of a man made native plant garden, which mimics the flora on the Appalachian trail as u move north to south through the property. Also, it gives me a place to go during the day, and my kids like to eat food. That's why!
  9. Michael Golden

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    I understand why you did it, it's work! I just can't imagine it still living after being uprooted. But hey it's there money and you know more about it then I would ever care to. It was no shots taken at you and if it came off that way I apologize.
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    'bert Minister of Fire

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    I will have to use that line sometime in the future - great saying. Thanks for the chuckle.
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  11. Wood Duck

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    This thread will be 300 pages away from the top of the forum before you know if this tree makes it or not, but I'd love to hear the outcome.
  12. MasterMech

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    Tmac, I worked for a large estate once too. And yeah, we did crazy things like transplanting mature trees occasionally.

    I'm guessing you work somewhere in Dutchess County? ;)
  13. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty interesting method of operation, there. Way to get the job done.

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