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    Perfect tree felling between two fenceposts - GIF

    Tree fellings make for common fail videos on the net, but I have been liking these perfect takedowns recently.




    I like how he instinctively wipes the sweat off his "brow" afterwards - through his hardhat!


    Previously:

    Sliding-log trick for felling a hung tree - GIF
    Felling a tree with a jack - GIF
    Trimming trees around power lines GIF
    Debarking logs with a pressure washer - GIF
    Tree stump corer
    Excavator slicing tree GIF

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    Not having cut a felling hinge he is lucky the tree actually fell in the desired direction those ropes would not have been enough to have kept it from rotating and falling to one side
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    There was a hinge. A small one that he cut even smaller as the tree was falling. Not a good idea. Your right the hinge being so small the base could have gone where it may if things had hit the fan.

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    Looks like a notch further up the tree too....possibly for clearance of the buildings eave?

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    I've watched it and watched it and cannot see anyone felling that tree, it looks like it just fell by itself luckily the only damage was teh glass patio table top
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    Good point. Here we go:


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    They did at least have a tension rope to attempt to make the tree fall against its lean but if you look closely at the cut the fall relief wedge cut out was no where near as wide as half the diameter of the tree. dead trees sometimes have much of their centers rotted out making them unpredictable
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    Being a safety manager I never want to see anyone get hurt but I also teach YOU have as much responsibility for safety as anyone else involved. If I'm riding a bike and see all the warning signs, hear a chainsaw and see what is going on I'm a fool to believe the people doing the dangerous task first, know what they're doing and B, have taken every precaution to keep ME safe.

    I rely on no one but myself for my own safety. I always look at warning signs as saying "Stay away, unknown dangers ahead" and treat the areas as such.

    This all being said, I am glad the biker was unharmed... except for his blood pressure and probably his messy pants

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    That work should have been authorised by the local authority: the tree is not on private land. Why only one operative? There should have been another to halt the traffic. This was grossly irresponsible. No way could the cyclist have expected a tree to fall across his route!

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