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Thread: Sliding-log trick for felling a hung tree - GIF

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    Sliding-log trick for felling a hung tree - GIF

    Trick for felling a hung tree. Works 100% of the times I've seen it on the internet.



    Previously:

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    1964 Tree stomper by R.G. LeTourneau
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    It seems like the small pole should be sort of chisel-pointed but it looks kinda blunt-ended. Am I missing something?
    In New England, we called them "Widow makers".

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    This is unsafe and not recommended. Stupid? Yes.

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    End of cut has been notched and the wedge is just to lift enough to get started, basically that end of tree is on a rail. The watchers are well sheltered by the standing trees they are behind. Just shows how skilled your average forestry worker is.

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    Oh Ya, Big time talent at work here. They don't call these hang ups Widowmakers for nothing. The LumberJack, Forestry Worker who is doing the work is doing everything by the book. Notice the scuffed up log on the ground just below the cut. That was put there as a base guide. It did just what the worker put it there for. That tree slid along it as he had planned. The tree landed right where he wanted it. Controlled the landing perfectly.

    Also notice how he approached the tree to release it. Legs not too close, leaned over and put a hand on the tree to feel the release as he tapped on the lightly shimmed base. A few taps and he felt the release, moved to safety and watched the fall and slide. Experience in this trade ALWAYS means the difference between life and death. I hope the others watching take what they've seen very seriously. The lumberjack not only got it down. He put it where he wanted it. You must take the time to do the required steps with patience and always be methodical. Many lives depend on it. Everyone goes home at the end of the day!

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    Captn Roy,

    Thank you for your comments. Number one priority is everyone goes home at the end of the day safe and sound!

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    see all the "Learners" are where they should be & "not" behind him but I wouldn't like to be that close despite the other trees to protect them. Looks like a pine with a very straight "bole" & probably a relatively small crown . We have many hardwoods here and they can have large crowns( esp Eucalypts, Corymbias etc) & can "roll" when being felled: very dangerous. The guy who taught me lost his very experienced brother with such a roll. the compression in some branches can out weigh the tons of weight in the tree itself. That guy in the film certainly knows his stuff.
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    The wrong way to do it:


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