Friday, January 1, 2016

Dealing With Storm-Damaged Trees

This video starts with still shots taken after the top has been cut back to the point where the broken parts are hanging free from the ground.  Aside from the unpredictability of the broken top, The worst hazard on trees like this is the tripping hazard. Every time you move your feet you need to have the brake set on your saw, because you never know when you are going to trip and take a dive.

I really like the 1 1/2" thick wedges.  Wedges often kick out when you cross and stack them. You can beat that by driving in 1" wedges on one side of the tree, then pound in the 1 1/2" wedges in your free space.  If that doesn't tip your tree you can then cross and stack the 1" wedges you just freed up.  They probably will not kick out when you are able to start them with a little extra space between the stump and log.

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