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Thread: Tree felling vids

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    He kinda of has the right idea.....
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    IMHO really thin hinge for a rotten tree. Not sure if he read the weight right or the combo of a thin hinge and what looked like the wedge being driving right next to it caused the tree to pop off in the unplanned direction. Hind sight i would have set a pull line, but I may rely on my maasdam too much.... or just enough.

    At any rate his plan should have changed once he noticed how soft the wood was when he was cutting.
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    I think if he'd set that wedge in the backcut as he was cutting, instead of letting the tree set back, it would have worked.
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    +1

    Late wedges aren't good.
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    I'd update my phone if I was him so it wouldn't upload vids to the net when he hits delete...
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    He could have bored in just like he did and gently (with a wider hinge) tapped the wedges into the bore cut (one each side) and then tripped the back. Gently because he was so close to the rotten hinge. But if you trip the back right, you can always slip a wedge in the rear too. Just sayin
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    A bore cut from the rear create a space for a wedge on a set-back tree. Harder to do with sapwood rot.

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    Couldn't be that a case for a back cut first type of cut?
    Cut the rear with setting as many wedges as possible in the width, stop to keep a fat hinge at the end. Then cut the face, as usual with 2 cuts if the wound is sound enough, or with many small cuts to "grind" the trunk if the wood is too punky and tends to settle on the bar (and be ready to run).
    A rope should be a better idea though.

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    looks like he cut the hinge down too far as well.. tough to see though ..

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    And a rope in the tree would have probably solved the whole mess. As dead as the trees was, I doubt I would have done the back cut first with that obvious of lean or weight Marc Antoine.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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