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Climbing dead trees ? Any bad stories??

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6 hours ago, monkeybusiness said:

Have you climbed the stairs in your house tonight? Was it scary? Chances are that was some dead tree....

I live in a bungalow. Don’t like stairs🤪

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Done a few dead pines that made me ring nip so tight ya couldn’t o pushed a pin in
but the one that really sticks in my mind is a 4’ dis cedar of Lebanon that had very few lateral n just a flat, tangled, rotten top where I had t anchor below myself and every time I knocked a bit it made horrible crackin noises below me,
When I felled the stick it more crackin noises above n it snapped in free fall just below where my anchor point had been

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I was doing a dead tree once, I don't remember what. It wasn't rotten and I was happy with my anchor point, I was running around it like it was a healthy tree and didn't think about it being dead. I went out on a branch, cut the end off and the branch I was standing on snapped. I dropped the saw onto my hand and cut a chunk out just bellow my middle finger. Luckily the saw wasn't running full noise and the branch didn't damage any thing.

 

 

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On 21/07/2018 at 06:18, Gary Prentice said:

I live in a bungalow. Don’t like stairs🤪

...you need more fun in yr life Gary ;) k

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Got a horrible leggy dead pop overhanging a newly build shed this afternoon. I’ll let you know how that one goes
Soooooooo. How did it go?

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12 hours ago, Thesnarlingbadger said:

Got a horrible leggy dead pop overhanging a newly build shed this afternoon. I’ll let you know how that one goes emoji17.png

also waiting to hear, sounds dicey on a calm day, let alone if the winds getting up. I suppose the only bonus of dismantling a dead tree is reduced windsail

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Not an issue in the end. Just got up the half live stem and topped them both out. Here are the pics of the tree before and almost down. Was about 60ft but luckily was able to put the tops in a woodland behind. Sweat over.IMG_1683.jpgIMG_1684.jpgIMG_1685.jpg

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