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    2 Days Ago
    rbtree replied to a thread Fir Felling vid in MBTV
    The last top, for those of you who do FB https://www.facebook.com/prc2310/videos/10106441058444148/
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    rbtree replied to a thread Fir Felling vid in MBTV
    Yup.... it barely got the big stick...the next one, at least he was able to just barely lift it for me to make the two cuts at 32'10" each.... it was 99' long. Another angle of the drop https://www.facebook.com/roger.barnett.96/posts/10211185345682239?comment_id=10211188440839616&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1493335913502519 Add the four feet at the butt and the appx 40-45 foot top that Pat took, and you have a pretty tall fir, for residential Puget Sound trees.
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    rbtree replied to a thread Fir Felling vid in MBTV
    Lucky the bar survived unscathed. My bad for dropping it there, eh? I just now finished cleaning my saws, and that 372 was loaded with pitch, everywhere. In fact, at the very end, I picked up the 357 to make two cuts, sans gloves.... and my right hand was a mess... the client gave me a brand new glove, so I could drive.....and my hand was so sticky, I couldn't get the glove all the way on. Hilarious!
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    3 Days Ago
    rbtree started a thread Fir Felling vid in MBTV
    After three days removing the low growth, non-merchantable trees and loggable firs, which produced over 100 yards of chips, this video covers dropping a few of the sticks and some of the lot clearing, performed by Ken's Excavating. Might be able to spot some of my sloppy moves. The last drop isn't included as it was still drizzling. Good thing, as I missed my gun and slammed a stump, breaking the top 35 feet of the log. Most of the logs had minor defects ranging from a bit of core decay, ring shake, pitch pockets, sweep, oversize knots, and off center hearts. Hopefully, the mill deductions aren't too big..... We sent them to Buse Timber in Everett. Guessing 4800-5500 board feet, from five trees plus one small one. Due to the down slope, we speed lined the three largest trees.... always fun, sorry no vids. Though there are some taken by others on my facebook page facebook.com/roger.barnett.96 We took some big tops, and Pat impaled a 27 footer, cut from 55 feet..... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1s6rTlCfef8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    03-18-2017
    Thermite.....according to the conspiracy nuts, it worked for the World Trade Center.... J/K........
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    03-17-2017
    From last summer This video covers the brush removal of 3 of 4 large firs, prepping them for removal with a 60 ton crane assisting. No video of that, we were rushed. The video includes some still clips, some videos of Pat of Westside Tree Care brushing out the only easy tree, and three time lapses. We speedlined the brush from the other three trees, due to their proximity to the house, and to get the brush right to the chipper. What fun. The job is from May 2016. I just got a program that allows for making error free time lapses, which I then save as a file and export to Movie Maker for the rest of the editing. I'd tried to do time lapses with MM, but it was very buggy. View on YT, in full screen <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XP_GzuIUs8Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    02-13-2017
    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    There goes her job.....
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    02-12-2017
    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Wow, Sugar Bowl's reporting 536" of snowfall! Mammoth probably got even more up top, then... I just found this....so, near zero chance of the main dam failing? But if the spillway fails even worse, it could cause the flooding they're concerned with? https://www.metabunk.org/oroville-dam-spillway-failure.t8381/ And noticed there' a chance of another rain/snow event this week?
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    02-12-2017
    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    They don't record actual daily snowfall totals at the top of Mammoth, south of Lake Tahoe, but that's where the heaviest snow fell, it appears, and they were reporting 300" of snow on the ground, which probably meant 500" in total has fallen there this season. Jackson Hole and Mt Baker in Wa each have recorded a bit over 400" this season....
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    02-12-2017
    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Did you hear about the massive power pole failure in Jackson Hole? That was probably caused by high winds and freezing rain... These were huge steel poles. Some speculated that the forces may have built via occillation of the ice laden lines, finally causing the poles to break, maybe similar to how the Tacoma Narrows Bridge failed long ago (google Galloping Gertie ) http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article131442619.html That was about Wednesday.... there were nine ski areas, in Cali, Wa and Wyo closed due to roads closed, and avalanche danger all on the same day.
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    02-12-2017
    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Wow... I'm watching it live.... If the dam doesn't fail, disaster should be avoided, it sounds like! I assume this is happening now due to the spike in freezing levels since the last monster snows the area got, right? At least there's been no more rain the last few days, correct? https://www.facebook.com/KOMONews/videos/vb.114431401958534/1334125839989078/?type=2&theater&notif_t=live_video&notif_id=1486846631081818
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    01-09-2017
    rbtree replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    The Sierra has had about 4-6 feet fall. But it warmed up last night, freezing level went way up to maybe 9000 feet. Flooding isn't as bad as was predicted. Winds up to 150. All Sierra ski areas closed today. http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/01/08/wind-gusts-top-150-mph-in-sierra/ And the Pioneer Cabin Tree fell.... it was cut to be a drive through in 1880...was almost dead, and, with the wind and flooded soil around it, over she went http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/01/08/pioneer-cabin-tree-falls-in-calaveras-county-during-storm/#.WHMjgTvkZY4.facebook It's supposed to start cooling right about now, and two more waves coming could drop another 4-6 feet of snow, at much lower snow levels. Good news is, the Sierra snow pack and all this rain means the Cali drought is over, for this year at least. Mario's already written about the tree and updated info on the three other drive through trees in the redwoods http://www.mdvaden.com/redwood_drive_through.shtml
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    01-09-2017
    sierratradingpost.com I get all kinds of stuff there. base layers to outer ski wear.... 40-60% off. Have bought at least 6 pair of Asolo hiking boots for tree work. Retail is 230-270. I've paid as low as 90, never more than 125. Tents, backpacks---- Carhart pants half price..... etc etc even street clothes.
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    12-25-2016
    Good idea, muggs, welcome to the TH. One correction, however. That's a bowline, not a running bowline.
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    11-30-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    Agreed.
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    11-28-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    As I already know your feelings on one handing (and you know mine), I read replies here first....Saw Mark being discussed--and dissed----was thinking Chisholm. Made no sense. Bridge? Yup, he I can .see--don't think much of his attitude.
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    11-02-2016
    What fun reading this all is!!
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    10-29-2016
    rbtree started a thread Coupla small leaners in MBTV
    A couple small lodgepole pines uprooted in the 10/14 wind storm. Steep driveway meant no crane access. Luckily, there was a well placed pine behind the failures large enough to use for rigging, but kind of small, so we didn't attach the GRCS . Instead, 5-1 mechanical advantage from a set of fiddle blocks provided all the lift we needed. Finished in the near dark, as this was the second job of the day. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NRCCBfxuDeM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread crazy Russian tree cutting in MBTV
    That's lots better, Stephan..... great balance and finesse.... nothing crazy though, just competent and skilled. Let's see more.... By the way, to you and all Housers, Cowboy Dave, who has been seen here now and then over the years in images of mine, has prostate cancer, which he is beating. It's very easy to beat, if caught early and given proper care.
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Yeah, I guess, welcome... which I did acknowledge even as I laid into him.... the eye candy is welcome.... I'd best be tactful, they might be related.....
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Yes. You are young (and dumb and full of cum, most likely.) Wise up, young fella, educate yourself, and you can still be a thrill seeker. You could live to be old and wise...and have fun doing it, like me... At 67, I have done scads of ballsy things, way more than you have yet to think up or try. You can too. But do NOT do anything as dumb as cutting an intentional barberchair again.
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Some education is in order. Start here: https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+barberchair&oq=youtube+barberchair&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.20824j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Further, if worried about damage, climb higher. Lower larger section first, off the smaller. Aspen, even poplar, can be worked from 10-15 cm stems safely.....
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Yikes...May I suggest you NEVER do that again! As well, there's ways to control the speed of hinge failure.
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    10-24-2016
    rbtree replied to a thread Extreme method in MBTV
    Welcome! So, what's the story..... death wish, or (not so well thought out) barberchair demonstation....
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