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Posted By BrotherBart,
Mar 13, 2006 at 3:03 AM
Anybody know what kind of tree this is?
I agree with dylan looks like red oak
Well I only hope the dude didn't have a chainsaw.
The red chainsaw is falling at about 4 o'clock from the photo center. See it? Looks like he got lucky (if it's a real photo).
I'd say that dude likely called it a day. Maybe a week.
Couple years agoi when the big "hurricane" ran thu here we had reports coming for days of people dieing from kickbacks. I've had a few near misses when up a tree. I think I have reached a point where I won't be climbing too many trees with a saw. Leave that for the pros to handle.
Too much heartwood for red oak, IMO. Hickory maybe?
i don't know if i would call that guy lucky.
look at the position of the saws blade.
looks like he is going to land on it.
Yikes! My guess would be he was stretched out from the ladder cutting through the branch that is right above his head. When the saw finally cut through the wood, he suddenly found himself holding a ~13 pound weight at arms length while already overextended from the ladder. Either that or the limb hit the ground and bounced back into the ladder...looks like the two may be in contact at the far left side of the pic.
As for the type of tree. I don't know...heartwood looks pretty dark to be oak and the resolution is just low enough that you can't make out leaves.
Actually I will tag this on...did a little more internet reconnaissance...
Little more info and some more photos of the guy.
Aww, now it wants me to register to go back to the page. If that doesn't work, try google's cached version
I love that pic .We have that pic at our shop. Dumbass cutting on a ladder.
I use a ladder sometimes. To get the winch cable as high up on the tree as I can. Damned if I am climbing on one with a saw. In fact you couldn't get me up in a tree with a saw any way, any how. I have watched you tree guys do it and that is nuts.
I stand on the ground scared to death for ya. Repeating over and over "911,911,911".
chestnut oak and one dumb ass
Ummm...a Whomping Tree?
leaves look like oak to me
hard to tell from pic but looks like either a black walnut or locust