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150 ft Redwood Removal - Italy

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That tree looks more like a 90' to 100' height more so than 150' after pausing earlier in the video, and later at 1:04.

 

Its got plenty of meat on its bones though. Thats one of my favorite genus.

 

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I thought the same Mario, did'nt look 150" to me. I must be cynical, because I did'nt find it particularly impressive, just looked like lots of backbreaking work. I would have insisted on a crane, and brought it down in merchantable lengths.

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I thought the same Mario, did'nt look 150" to me. I must be cynical, because I did'nt find it particularly impressive, just looked like lots of backbreaking work. I would have insisted on a crane, and brought it down in merchantable lengths.

 

I thought it was a good video. Bearing in mind how difficult it can be getting a crane into MOST sites, how do you guys know that "insisting" on a crane would have been even possible?

 

You have to presume that these guys are a fairly efficient crew, therefore I am sure it was done in the most efficient way possible.

 

Doug Blease

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There was a road right below the site. I would have got a road closure, put a 100 tonne crane in and been done in a day. A long time ago, I did a very similar tree a 130" high sempivirens, in a very similar steep roadside situation. With a 35 tonne crane cribbed up on the road, we had it down in 2 hours. ( must scan the pics I have of that job)

 

And I dont think slabbing a tree of that size down in such small blocks is particularly efficient.

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There was a road right below the site. I would have got a road closure, put a 100 tonne crane in and been done in a day. A long time ago, I did a very similar tree a 130" high sempivirens, in a very similar steep roadside situation. With a 35 tonne crane cribbed up on the road, we had it down in 2 hours. ( must scan the pics I have of that job)

 

And I dont think slabbing a tree of that size down in such small blocks is particularly efficient.

 

Totally agree. Was a great vid but as you say the crane would have been the better option IMO! All that hand balling of the timber would have taken ages and cost £££££'s. Much more efficient lifting it off and into a trailer or flat deck.

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Whatever the crane situation, I personally thought it was an incredible waste of good timber :001_smile:

 

150ft ?? Must have been worth a good amount

 

Meant to put that in my first post, very good point. My dining table is made from sequoia, very nice timber.

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My post is not meant to denigrate the obvious skill shown in the video, of that there is no doubt. Its just I've done a few of these, and I dislike endless slabbing down of short lumps on ropes.

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