Friday, January 20, 2017
This video found me, and it's a good one. There are so many mistakes that will be easy for you to spot that I probably shouldn't enumerate them, but just for the record: Never cut a tree that is within range of an improvement, a power line, or a vehicle. Twice the height is the safety distance for spectators. Don't cut from a ladder. If you don't know why, you will see in the video. Ropes to fight lean must be opposite the lean, not at 90°. Don't try that if you care about what the tree might hit. Here at the Johnson house we love to run chainsaws, and we love to cut trees. We also call a guy with a bucket truck every year or two to handle tasks that we can't do ourselves. It is much less painful than going to the E.R, or calling a carpenter to fix the house.