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Widowmaker

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by thewoodlands, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    When we speak of widow makers, it is any tree that has potential of falling limbs or even the tree tipping over. As AC has stated, we don't know when they will fall.

    Widow makers are really truly widow makers on windy days.

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  2. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    And from what I hear, they make great barber chairs too :(
    The worst I ever experienced is getting one tree hung up on another.
  3. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    50 shells...steel shot...3 inch ...size 2, it's still up there so I'll go 3... steel shot... 00 Buckshot, maybe during the week. Pic 5737 is before.

    zap

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  4. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Rope Zap, rope. much quicker & cheaper. Maybe not quite as much fun though. A C
  5. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    Wow that surprises me. I figured one good shot would take it out. 50 shots later... Got any friends with a 50 caliber?
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  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Sometimes where you have to cut you will hang lots of trees. For example, last winter I had a neighbor coming to cut trees and then I found out that he had never fell a tree. Well, actually he did a couple in his yard and we'll just say it wasn't pretty. So the first thing I taught him was how to fell a tree. Naturally he worried about hanging a tree. No problem. "Here, let me show you." So I fell not one, but 4 trees that hung up on other trees. Not a problem. I then showed him how to get them down using only the chain saw.

    Then I cut a rather large tree that I was pretty sure would hang. It did. For this one though, it was pretty simple using only the atv. Hooked a chain and pulled it down. However, the atv and perhaps even a tractor could not pull this down if trying to pull it straight. So what to do? We just hook on the butt of the tree and pull it sideways. It took very little movement before the tree came crashing down.

    Point is, hanging trees will be done no matter what you do if you are cutting in the woods and the trees are thick. It is or can be dangerous so one needs to know what he is doing and even then, be very careful. And even then, sometimes you may hang a tree and simply walk away from it and let Mother Nature finish the job. I had one like that last winter. It took 2 weeks but one day I went in back and the tree was down, thank you.
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  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Maybe I could hire these guys to take down the WM. ::-)


    Zap
  8. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    :) Don't use force, get a bigger hammer!
  9. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    We will give mother nature today to bring this down, if she fails then I'm ready to take one last run at it with the equalizer.

    zap
  10. Realstone

    Realstone Lord of Fire

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    I think you are in MI? If so, the cold front came through last night with some decent winds. Maybe its down already :cool:
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Realstone, I'm in MI and that cold front was very welcome. Down to around 50 tonight. Zap is in far northern NY so he should be cool too.
  12. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    It's dropped 20 degrees with the storm moving through, sittin at 70 the last I looked.
    zap
  13. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    The birch finally cut loose but is still hanging from the hemlock, I'll either let mother nature take care of the rest or see if I can bring it down with a few more shots.

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