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Old 16-05-12   #1 (permalink)
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happy to climb this?

got to fell this next week,think i will probably have to climb it as its in such a state (cracks right down trunk/ganoderma/ionotus etc) that im concerned its just gonna explode if i fell it at base,LOT of weight on that large limb! Thoughts please. will take some better photos when doing it
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and before you ask jon(mendip logs),no you cant have the wood
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Bull rope in with a throw line, massive step cut/bodge gob an back cut/make sure if falls cut and pull it over with a vehicle.
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I like Mozza's suggestion

Mind you, I might be tempted to stand on the tree that's already down and take the other out with my great big long pole saw, leaving the big hunk of trunk standing
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Re: happy to climb this?

Why would you want to climb it ??? I take it it's coming down? And no I wouldn't have a problem climbing it if it had to be done, but looks an easy straight fell
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ive got a smilar tree to do but much much much larger - think il get my subby climber to do it
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Re: happy to climb this?

The fallen limb on the left looks tricky, a lot of weight and compression.

For the standing part of the tree id go with "mozzas" idea.

How about a tirfor (sp?) winch?
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Why would you want to climb it ??? I take it it's coming down? And no I wouldn't have a problem climbing it if it had to be done, but looks an easy straight fell
as i said im concerned it will split out/explode/be a general nightmare as soon as i put a back cut in,plus would make really good habitat to bang it out where it forks
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Bull rope in with a throw line, massive step cut/bodge gob an back cut/make sure if falls cut and pull it over with a vehicle.
Put the rope in higher and just pull the top off and leave the stem as an eco thingy

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