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Author Topic: Large Tree Fell in My yard, Need Pointers  (Read 297 times)

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Offline JDogg

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Large Tree Fell in My yard, Need Pointers
« on: October 30, 2017, 01:46:47 pm »
Hey everyone,  I figured this would be a good place to ask, please direct me to the proper forum if not.  This tree fell in my parents yard last week, and although we all know our way around a chainsaw, I wanted some feedback on how to properly bring this tree down completely (see pics).  I realize this could be dangerous potentially as we are not professionals, but if there is a reasonable method to bring it down, then please share your advice. 

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Re: Large Tree Fell in My yard, Need Pointers
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 02:01:00 pm »
I have been at for more than 30 years,but that tree is looking bad to me.



I would start with the limbs,but I did not say that.  :o
Anyway to pull that over? But I suppose there is too much holding wood.
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Re: Large Tree Fell in My yard, Need Pointers
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 02:31:15 pm »
Yep, that's nasty. I would try and pull it the rest of the way down. I had on e of those on my tree farm but it was out of the way, 6 months later Mother Nature took care of it for me.
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Re: Large Tree Fell in My yard, Need Pointers
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 02:45:32 pm »
From your other pictures in the gallery, it looks like a clean break or close to it that landed on what's left of the trunk.

First:  Cut any top limbs that aren't under stress just to clean up and simplify the problem.  Keeps other potential issues from hiding in the leaves.
Second:  Hook onto a sturdy upper limb and (from a safe distance) pull the top away from the trunk that is still standing.   Should drop from there.
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Re: Large Tree Fell in My yard, Need Pointers
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 02:41:02 pm »
Yep, it's nasty and I agree with what others have said.  Also, welcome to the Forestry Forum.
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