In my day...

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
This is how we took down a tree

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Well, ok this is in the 1800's long before my day and there is no way ever that I'd be out standing on those limbs like that. Beautiful old tree though.
 
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JimBear

Feeling the Heat
Dec 15, 2017
299
SW Iowa
Beautiful yes, Ginormous & monstrous are the words that come to mind for me. I would probably feel safer on those limbs than shimmying up that ladder.:eek: Guaranteed that’s not aluminum or fiberglass...
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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Wooden ladder for sure. It must weigh a ton.
 

ct01r

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Nov 10, 2018
62
Eastern Pa.
Cool picture! Gives me the willies, though, thinking about how high they are. The older I get, the less I like heights. Curt
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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Yah, there is no way I would go out on those far limbs like that, even in my younger days.
 

blades

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Nov 23, 2008
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WI, Leroy
When I was younger I would bounce a bit - now days I just go splat- and end up with attachments to support various appendages.
 

Simonkenton

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Feb 27, 2014
1,465
Marshall NC
Good God! That is way up high, on some skinny little limbs. Those guys had some guts.
 

CenterTree

Minister of Fire
Sep 15, 2008
1,027
SouthWest-Central PA
I wonder if they are taking the whole tree down (in pieces) or just doing some judicial pruning.;?

I bet the photo was taken on an iphone in sepia mode.
 
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EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
7,151
Schenectady, NY
Wonder what kind of tree grows like that. Most tree types have a shape. That one looks like morning hair.
 
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begreen

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IIRC the shot was on an Australian website and they said it was an oak. Lots of oaks were brought into the country from England and from Turkey evidently.
 
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