In my day...

begreen Posted By begreen, May 27, 2019 at 4:51 PM

  1. begreen

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    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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  2. JimBear

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    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...
     
  3. begreen

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    Wooden ladder for sure. It must weigh a ton.
     
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    Cool picture! Gives me the willies, though, thinking about how high they are. The older I get, the less I like heights. Curt
     
  5. begreen

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    Yah, there is no way I would go out on those far limbs like that, even in my younger days.
     
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    When I was younger I would bounce a bit - now days I just go splat- and end up with attachments to support various appendages.
     
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    54 steps (ft) to the top of the ladder.
     
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    Good God! That is way up high, on some skinny little limbs. Those guys had some guts.
     
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    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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    Those guys standing at 10 oclock 11 oclock , noon and 1, I bet never made it to retirement!
     
  11. EatenByLimestone

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    Wonder what kind of tree grows like that. Most tree types have a shape. That one looks like morning hair.
     
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    I will take a WAG, and say White Oak.
     
  13. 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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