- May 3, 2022
Made that small cut with a pole-saw.....and I have a cable attached high up on a strong limb...meaning to just pull it down. Its a 'hackberry' to make matters worse (very unpredictable wood).Stand back !
I'd love to see a video of that.To bad you can't get a stick of TNT anymore, this makes a good case for just blasting it off!
Me too!I'd love to see a video of that.
Already have a cable attached up high, that has been the plan all along (see reference in my second post)Get a line high in that limb and pull in a rope? Then pull it down with the tractor a ways out of the fall zone?
Great. Stop cutting and start pulling then. I thought you were trying to hold this infirm piece of trunk to the remainder of the more solid tree with the cable you mentioned.Already have a cable attached up high, that has been the plan all along (see reference in my second post)
Yes, legal here.Me too!
Oh wait, Is Tannerite is legal in Texas?
No. Its too precarious a situation to do anything but score it and pull it down, or top it out first, but I don't have a way to reach that high.Great. Stop cutting and start pulling then. I thought you were trying to hold this infirm piece of trunk to the remainder of the more solid tree with the cable you mentioned.
Respectfully....no Sir.The FIrst cut should not have been on the tension-side (upper side) of the leaning branch.. The First cut should have been the lower side…. then a top-cut would have dropped it in a predictable fashion.
Oh…Okay.. If I had pictures of the entire tree....you would see why.
I'll try to get some pics tomorrow. The trunk and branches continue up and out about another 25' to a point where they are actually horizontal to the ground. Lots of weight out on the end and gravity working on the horizontal mass. Essentially this trunk is going to either split out or pop off with just a 'little' cutting.Oh…Okay.
Well....that would certainly be more fun and I could stay back 150 yds. or so with my 7mm-08 or .338 WinMag to set it off. But I don't think Mrs. Flintkknapper would appreciate me ratting all the windows of the house.I vote for tannerite. Nice 4fiddy8 by the way.
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