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An absolute cracker of a heavy leaning ash (I think - I was so horrified by the felling I didn't pay any attention to the tree species) recently felled at Woodlands theme park in Devon.

 

Spotted it whilst there with the girls. I think it's the worst hinge I've ever seen. The tree was a good 70cm in diameter.

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1 hour ago, Big J said:

An absolute cracker of a heavy leaning ash (I think - I was so horrified by the felling I didn't pay any attention to the tree species) recently felled at Woodlands theme park in Devon.

 

Spotted it whilst there with the girls. I think it's the worst hinge I've ever seen. The tree was a good 70cm in diameter.

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Nice one that J a bit rough tho, i bet its one of yours 😂😂, We all do it and say it was some on else,s, One below was done by one of the lads on a farm i shoot, 3 saws later and still had to push it over with the loadall, One thing i have lern,t over the years is that any tree on a farm, cut it at 4.5 - 5ft above ground level as it will contain many years of fencing wire,

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10 hours ago, Big J said:

An absolute cracker of a heavy leaning ash (I think - I was so horrified by the felling I didn't pay any attention to the tree species) recently felled at Woodlands theme park in Devon.

 

Spotted it whilst there with the girls. I think it's the worst hinge I've ever seen. The tree was a good 70cm in diameter.

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Just a super deep gob to avoid bore cutting perhaps 

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9 hours ago, spuddog0507 said:

Nice one that J a bit rough tho, i bet its one of yours 😂😂, We all do it and say it was some on else,s, One below was done by one of the lads on a farm i shoot, 3 saws later and still had to push it over with the loadall, One thing i have lern,t over the years is that any tree on a farm, cut it at 4.5 - 5ft above ground level as it will contain many years of fencing wire,

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Go high or very low and nowhere in between. 

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17 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:


Why such a big gob cut?
That’s nearly 50%?

A deeper undercut means the weight of your tree is gonna get in front of your hinge quicker, which means less pounding of wedges. When I am falling I frequently put my hinge around the center point of the tree..Kind of a west coast thing. 

 

I’ve never heard an undercut referred to as a gob cut.. I’m gonna start using that one!  

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Deeper undercuts means the weight of your tree is gonna get in front of your hinge quicker, which means less pounding of wedges. When I am falling I frequently put my hinge around the center point of the tree..Kind of a west coast thing. 

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You are simply moving the center of gravity (tipping point) to your advantage.  Much like using extremely deep gob cuts when you are chunking down wood with a mild backlean. No need for taglines or wedges if done properly.  

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