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    Well next time you go on vacation Rajan
    Actually, up here, most trees we eork on are 36 minus. Just have the occasional pig thrown in. The you can get those 48-60" buggers.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Gypo, why one with a small Jack seat cut out, leaving good wedging wood at the back of the tree, which you used,

    and the other with a full gap, which doesn't lend itself to wedging, as back up to the jack, and to prevent wind gusts damaging the jack?

    Maybe just wind conditions???

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    Man, that's a good question, Sean...

    Hey Gyp!! Thanks, brother. Coolest pics I've EVER seen on this site. I officially HATE my job now. Man... !!! Who's the faller??... Yerself, er someone else? Whoever he is... that guy can stinkin cut. Hey... that ground looks pretty steep in that first shot. Did you guys have to spring-board that first stump for the far-side, or were you all-good from the ground just reaching up high??

    You guys don't need a crappy arborist to come out and take pictures of you guys, by chance, do ya's?? I come cheap, brother... coupla three beers er so at the end of the day, and I'm all good. I could be your Treehouse Media Corresponding Photographic Journalist/Silvey-Jack Woods Packer.

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    Sean,

    It all depends on the tree and conditions. In the case of the single seat, I thought I might be able to wedge it, so I tried and it was gonna be tough to wedge, so I stuck a ram in it. In the case of the wide seat, I thought one ram would get it. The ground falls off steep behind this tree, so standing below it to saw out a single seat would be a pain, much easier to stand beside it and poke the long bar in and saw out a big seat. If I ended up needing two rams the other one was right there and all I would have had to do is slip it in. This tree was wedgable, but rans were right there and much easier. We only had a little over 5000psi on the guage, and you can go up to 10k psi no problem. So short of a hurricane wind wasnt an issue. For these conditions and this tree.

    Jed,

    No spring boards on these, just reached over head some. Used boards here some, and quite a bit when I cut in Alaska. I was the faller. Partner Joe bucking for me. Id take you up on the help, but were about done with the big guys and back to regular 24" type stuff.

    Thanks for the looks, and the compliments. Hope I answered some questions. Fire away if you have more.

    Upside down pictures? Loaded from phone, can anyone help? Thanks.

    Zane

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    Good info there, Zane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gf beranek View Post
    pure beauty
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    Quote Originally Posted by CurSedVoyce View Post
    Well next time you go on vacation Rajan
    Actually, up here, most trees we eork on are 36 minus. Just have the occasional pig thrown in. The you can get those 48-60" buggers.
    I know!

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    Great work and pics Would love to see more when you get time. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by RegC View Post
    Great work and pics Would love to see more when you get time. Thanks
    ahh, ya, Meant to share this sentiment, too, by the way.





    Jacking trees is likely becoming a lost skillset.

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    Professional. Thanks for sharing.

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