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.
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.
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.
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
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!