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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jeff_t, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I think I'll just stay away until mother nature puts it on the ground.

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  2. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, that is a tough one. Maybe a really long rope and a vehicle to pull it with, but that is the only way I would even attempt it.
  3. Jags

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    That has "widow maker" written all over it. If not a danger - leave it. Momma nature will take care of it for ya.
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  4. ScotO

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    Yeah, I agree.......that one has UGLY written all over it....

    Maybe, from a distance, you could try and get a rope around it, around 10' from the ground. Noose it and (from a distance, mind you) tug on it with a four wheeler or truck. Maybe wiggling the trunk will free that top.....
    But it may pay to walk away from it.

    Any chance of rigging up the tree its snagged in, cutting a wedge in said tree and pulling it over, freeing that snag? No back cut, just a medium sized wedge. Let the vehicle pull it over. Might pay to sacrifice that other tree, especially if this snag is in an area where you have kids playing in the woods......

    Just a few of my ideas......be very, very careful, whatever you decide to do....
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  5. Bocefus78

    Bocefus78 Minister of Fire

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    I have one EXACTLY like that at my place. My method is going to be the .44mag. and a 12ga.
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  6. fabsroman

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    The way I would approach it is like this. Get some light line, even fishing line if you have it. Tie a lead sinker to one end, throw it over the tree. Go to the other side, throw it back under the tree making a loop. Now, attach heavy rope to one end of that fishing string with tape. Pull the light line so that the heavy line goes over and under the tree. Make a noose out of it once you have it all the way around. Then, attach to a vehicle and pull the thing. You could also just do this with heavy line, but I find that the sinker does not take the heavy line quite as far as the light line. Depends on your arm strength. I'm no MLB pitcher, that is for sure.

    Obviously, do not walk underneath that thing. Walk around it when you go to the other side to get the lead sinker. If I could not pull it down with a truck or a tractor, I would let it stay there if it did not pose a danger to anybody.
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    Unless you have a piece of equipment large enough to pull down the entire tree, I'd leave it be.
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  8. jeff_t

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    Not that much there to make it worth the risk. I have plenty of other stuff to cut. The tree it's hung up on is quite dead, and I'm sure it will come down soon.

    I have about a cord of rounds cut up now, ready to haul up to the house. Break time over ;)
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    You can rent this for a small hourly fee;ex
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  11. jeff_t

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    Spotted this beauty as I was finishing up. A *few* pressure points there.

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    It's mostly firewood now

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    I might dig the rest of the top out tomorrow, if I get the good stuff hauled up before the snow flies. It was a beautiful day to be in the woods. Time to get the saw cleaned up and have a cold beer. That blue saw is the best $200 I think I have ever spent.
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    I've done this with many trees. I don't use fishing line, I just tie a decent rock to the end of the rope and swing it up and over a limb or crotch, then whip the rope around until the rock makes it's way with rope to the ground. Then tie a noose, slip the end through, and pull her tight. Then use that rope to pull the tree where I want to. Some times use a come a long. Sure ya gotta be careful walking around and not under.
  13. fabsroman

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    A rock? What is this, the stone ages? lol

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