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biggun

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Come on Daniel, up your game mate.

If you are gonna be a YouTube teacher, at least insist your subject wear a bit of PPE.

Wouldn’t want them to get injured now? Especially as you have a “where there is a blame, there is a claim” culture over there.
 

murphy4trees

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I rolled the dice on this one....

I was in my 20th year of cutting trees before I saw my first pair of chaps. Didn't even know they existed. They get almost no play here. I own 4 pairs. Mostly use them for stump grinding to protect the legs from getting beat up by flying chips. To this day I don't recall ever having seen another local tree crew wearing chaps.
 

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So you’re saying a total newbie can make a nicer stump than you? Wow I’m so surprised.
 

Sven

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Surprisingly well. I used a small gap too which probably helped. A combination of winter moth and browntail moth have been smoking our oaks and apples.
In hindsight, I made the undercut level vs perpendicular to the lean...
 

cory

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Godamn, there's a lot of beauteous oaks up there. I'm guessing the moth problems are treatable? But what about all of em in the woods?? :whine:
 

Sven

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It’s quite depressing but localized for the moment, then there’s the HWA smoking the hemlocks, EAB is now in northern Maine. Hard times for ecosystems, tree-people/naturalists, and some industries.
 

murphy4trees

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Did it hold well?
Sure looks like it did from the pics... That's an awesome cut... I think the mass of the tree makes a big difference in the ability of a hinge to hold against that much side lean. You can get away with a lot more when they aren't as massive! Great cut and photo essay!
 

murphy4trees

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Just looking through some old photos.

I think I lost this one to the side weight but was expecting it so I cut it short enough not to do any damage... It's been so long I don't remember the exact details.

spruce air cut.jpg

spruce air cut notch.jpg
 

Sven

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At least spruce bud worm is a native, but damn can it smoke some forests! Think the last big kill in Eastern Canada and here was early eighties?
 

treebilly

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It’s 90+*F here this week and I will say my chainsaw pants are hot as hell. Not that I’ve had an incident but I still have my legs. I can deal with heat if I can still walk in the very slim chance oh shit happens.
 

Burnham

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I don't like chaps.
And I think sawyers who don't like chaps come in two types.

First type: They believe cut resistant pants are a much better choice. Many reasons why. We all know them :).

Second type: They are dumber than a box of rocks.

Just my opinion :D.
 

murphy4trees

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$600 cut for a landscaper...

100 foot tulip, front lean with a little left lean.

took less than 10 minutes.

my first attempt at a sizwheel

I'm sure Rico would have a field day. IMG_20200709_001005_184.jpg

Hit the hole in the woods perfectly...

looked good. the landscaper was going to have a climber piece it out, but he broke his leg.
 
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