Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Don't Even Admit You Own A Saw!

It's good mental exercise to size up trees you see when you are out.  This big northern red oak would be a challenge to work on with the stump several feet above grade and no place to stand.

It has forward weight, so you would need to bore cut it to keep it from splitting.

But, from another angle we see that it is already split, and you have to wonder why it is still standing.

Was it lightning, or a wind storm that did this?  I don't know, but it looks like it is ready to collapse anytime, and I did not hang around after shooting these photos.  This tree is seriously looking to come down around somebody's ears, and I don't want to be there when it happens.

1 comment:

Merle Morrison said...

Too bad you don't have any det cord. That would bring it down with you being a safe distance away.