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Your felling technique?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Kong, Jan 13, 2010.

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  1. Gooserider

    Gooserider Mod Emeritus

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    When I cut the stumps I can generally make one slice straight through - much faster and easier than making the minimum 3 cuts for felling... To me though, the big issue is that if I'm down on one knee, or bent way over, I'm less mobile - before I can move, I have to get up... If I'm cutting at roughly waist level, I'm already standing so all I have to do is run.... (With or without trying to bring the saw with me...)

    I also feel like I can see more of what is going on with the tree and surroundings if I am upright - if nothing else I'm looking at the world from a view angle that I'm used to, instead of one that I haven't used much since elementary school...

    Gooserider

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  2. zzr7ky

    zzr7ky Minister of Fire

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    Hi -

    A reminder popped up this weekend. Asked by a sportsman's club to 'look at a tree' that threatened a structure. 24" diameter Oak with damage on one side. Hit with a hammer and it's punky on that side, probably deep into the trunk. I agreed to buck it up and remove after they get a heavy equipmet operator to push it over. There are lots of trees that are just not worth the risk with modest tools.

    All the best,
    Mike
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