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To post this little story of what I did today.I got up real early,4:30 am,my brother-in-law was going to go hunting with me.About 7:00am he called to say he was not coming.Well what else is new.
Sun came up, looked out the window at the temperature 3 degrees.Had mixed emotions about getting blown off.I did not feel like hunting by myself so I decided it is time to remove a multi stem Ash tree in my yard. The tree in a victum of a blight that is hitting a lot of Ash.Worry about tree coming down this winter, as it had been dropping branches like crazy.
This tree had to be taken apart ,due to size and location,also it is a twisty dangerous tree to fell.It starts out of the ground with three stems that quickly split up two or three times each.I worked all day on this tree by myself and have two legs on the ground mostly cut to fire wood lengths.Had to do a lot of work off the ladders,there is an ancient pear tree under the one stalk that I did not want to hurt. It has the greatest pears every fall.
 

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First stem I was able to drop

After much in the air work to remove the branches that would hit the barn.
 

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Stem#2

This leg of the tree had to be dropped with bump hinge.I am sorry I did not take pictures of my notch,it was special.The stem had to drop and twist to miss my fence and pear tree.
 

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Here it is on the ground

It landed exactly where it had to go!Missed the house by 2 feet,and it missed my fence,and my pear tree!
 

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And This is What I have left to do

One stem left. I have to cut the one leg of stump a little lower. I will notch and drop this last piece tomorrow.Should just brush the wooden fence on the other side of the driveway if my calculations ar right!




7 posts not an FP in the bunch
 

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Here is a better picture of what I started with

This tree had a very full canopy
 

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The Base of the Tree

This is a picture of it untouched
 

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Slipshod, from the looks of that first picture, it appears you had a cow crawl up there and die.
 

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Old Deer Head

HaHa
 

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Nice firewood

Looks like you have done this sort of work before. Nice job dropping it where you wanted to. A lot of folks don't even know that is possible. Just be careful working alone. None of us want to hear about how you were trapped under a log until someone came by a couple of days later. And also take special care to finish with the same number of fingers and toes you started with.
 

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Joe

I do a lot of tree work.As far as working alone,My wife was in the house watching out the window on this one.
 

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Good job slip...

Saw you have a Sony digital camera. Was wondering, do you use a telephoto lens to take your pics? If so, what kind?

Greg
 

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No I use just what is on the camera. 16x digital zoom. It works well for me and it will take video clips with sound also.Nothing fancy ,but it seems like a reliable product,since it rides with me all the time. I take a lot of before shots when I am doing contract work.With them and the after photos you stop a lot of lying and poor memories that sue happy people get.
 

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Ya that does look like a nasty tree to have to take down. That would be one I would be paying someone else to do.
 

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"7 posts not an FP in the bunch"

You have stumped me, what is an "FP"?
 

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FP -> Frivolous Post

meaning, worthless post meant to only increase the posters post count.

FT -> Frivolous Thread
Starting a thread with worthless information in order to increase your post count


It's just an ongoing joke the moderators have with each other. When Argee posts a "Ditto" or an "I agree". We accuse him of FP'ing in order to get his post counts real high.

Nothing personal... just cracking on each other.
 

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Originally posted by tisenberg
FP -> Frivolous Post

meaning, worthless post meant to only increase the posters post count.

FT -> Frivolous Thread
Starting a thread with worthless information in order to increase your post count


It's just an ongoing joke the moderators have with each other. When Argee posts a "Ditto" or an "I agree". We accuse him of FP'ing in order to get his post counts real high.

Nothing personal... just cracking on each other.
Well said tisenberg

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