Blessings come in weird ways.....

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,356
Long Island, NY
Severe wind last night.

Lotsa oak for me ;)
 

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Osage

Burning Hunk
Nov 3, 2011
242
kansas
Severe wind last night.

Lotsa oak for me ;)
Be careful if your going to cut the standing one, has barber chair written all over it.
 
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Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
1,801
Marshall NC
That wind storm gave the oak trees a whipping. Like the guys said, that is going to be a tricky one to cut. I like the idea of wrapping a chain around it.
 

brenndatomu

Minister of Fire
Aug 21, 2013
5,530
NE Ohio
It just jumped right onto your stacks!
Pick me, pick me! ;lol
I had a Mulberry volunteer itself onto my processing area last year...
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,356
Long Island, NY
Thanks guys.

My tree guy is coming in for the split tree, right next to the house. It's at least 100 feet high. He'll drop it and cut it into 16 - 18"rounds.

I have a buddy coming in for help with the limb.

My chain saw days are over. Unless it's my 18V Black & Decker ;)
 

sweedish

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Feb 6, 2019
179
Michigan
Ironically I had a big dead aspen fall onto my “to be cut” pile, and also a dead pine that had a weird break/lean fall over, worked out for me, I was trying to decide what the safest way of cutting it down was.
 

Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
1,801
Marshall NC
Good idea to let a pro handle that one. Tricky cut on a big tree. You can go to youtube and see some amateur boys making some big boo boos trying to cut dangerous trees.
 

Easy Livin’ 3000

Minister of Fire
Dec 23, 2015
2,732
SEPA
Severe wind last night.

Lotsa oak for me ;)
I like your lemonade out of lemons!

When everyone else is fretting over the strong winds and increasingly frequent storms, I'm excited to see what is going to be served up in the way of firewood.

Smart move to have a pro take care of that split tree. I'm frightened just looking at it.

One day I was working on a white birch that had broken off at about 8' down by the road. The neighbor arborist drove by and saw what I was doing, turned around, and stopped in for a closer look. He said, let me see your saw, made three cuts in a way that I never would have, and got the dangerous tree on the ground for me. I told him to send me a bill, he just looked at me and smiled. Really nice guy.
 
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Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,356
Long Island, NY
Still waiting on the tree guy.
 

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Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,356
Long Island, NY
It fell, like 20 minutes ago... missed the house !

Totally rotted out at the bottom.

To dark for pics.
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,356
Long Island, NY
Took these early this morning
 

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peakbagger

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Jul 11, 2008
5,633
Northern NH
By chance was anyone still in house when it happened?.
 

Dix

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May 27, 2008
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Long Island, NY

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
5,633
Northern NH
TIme to buy some lottery tickets ;)
 
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Simonkenton

Minister of Fire
Feb 27, 2014
1,801
Marshall NC
Yikes! Look how it is all rotten in the middle. Close call.
 

shortys7777

Feeling the Heat
Nov 15, 2017
286
Smithfield, RI
I cut one down that was completely rotted like that at the edge of my property. There is another I'm sure is the same but its leaning well away from my property. I'll get to it this winter I hope. That first picture I had to take a double look. The wood stacks, blue tarp, and wooden fence behind it look almost like my splitting area. Glad you are safe.
 

Nealm66

Feeling the Heat
Sep 25, 2020
264
Western Washington
I don’t believe there’s any wizardry falling tricks that would have helped much with that one. I would have used my tree service slingshot and got a cable in it and ripped it over in a safe direction. If it didn’t come over I would have just kept tickling it with the saw until it folded. Probably should start taking pics of some of the nasty lash ups I run into but then I’d probably jinx myself ha ha
 

Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,356
Long Island, NY
Glad it missed the house! Saved you a tree guy fee.
Next door neighbor burns, too. Offered to come help me clean it up. I gladly, and thankfully accepted. He can take as much of it as he wants :)
 
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Easy Livin’ 3000

Minister of Fire
Dec 23, 2015
2,732
SEPA
Took these early this morning
This is great. Nice to save the dough on the tree surgeon.

I've had really good luck myself on a big twin trunked hemlock that fell within inches of an outbuilding this spring, and a cluster of three white birches that could have landed on the driveway, garden fence, or overhead wires. Two of the three threaded the needle and fell exactly where they hit nothing, and we harassed the local utility for three years to cut the last one down from their right-of-way, which they finally did. They even cut it into rounds for us. No pics unfortunately!