Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
Precision logging
Page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Land Management
Author 
 Message
dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33992
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 14 5:42 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

the way your pal dropped that is tidy,and the top of the gate(notch) can easily be seen on the cut trunk( unlike the one under scrutiny)

wedges are ace not just for fine direction control(and for tipping a big one) but also for releasing the bar if the tree sits back onto the cut

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1910
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 14 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh yeah, pinch the bar and then stand back as the powerful language is released! That's where Paul likes the plastic wedges. Safer for the chain.

There was another interesting tree dropping earlier that same year for which we hired a company. Would have been so easy to drop it on the Forest Deck. Mike was the only one who'd even consider it, and he took two weeks to think about it plus a visit with his foreman.

http://www.bellewood-gardens.com/2010/Tree%20Cutting_2010-04.html

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14984
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 14 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fairly obvious really: if you cannot take it down, then best put it back up.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 9838

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 14 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The sort that hang up are the worst. A good job, but notice they still got a split out at the base.

We use wedges with aluminium ends, plastic, or even wood to guide the tree in the right direction. Trouble is, when there are trees all around, it is difficult to avoid hangups. We have recently got a winch to help us get them in the right position, pull them out and generally extract where we can't get the forwarder in.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1910
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 14 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There must be about a dozen widow makers hung up along the ridge crest. They uprooted, toppled, and hung up in Superstorm Sandy a few years ago. They can stay there until they rot and fall. Too dangerous for us, too expensive to hire it done. They're out of the way. Happy woodpeckers.

And we're still cutting, moving, splitting etc what toppled. There are a few down in the woods, right across the drainage creek. Difficult to cut and how to get them up and out of there - we'll work on the more maneuverable stuff first.

The storm damaged over 20 trees, mature red oaks - Quercus rubra. So sad.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33992
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 14 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

winch is the tool for hung ones

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 1910
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 14 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

These are meter plus diameter at base, weighty red oak, healthy when toppled so lots of branches interlaced with branches of the trees they crashed into. Not level ground, they're on a slope.

Tell you what - if you're ever in the area give me a call. We can go take a look at them and you can offer suggestions. Looking forward to hearing from you. Soon?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33992
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 14 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

from here i recon insect /bird heaven and dont get too close

fallen and tangled are super for wildlife

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Land Management All times are GMT
Page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com