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I’ll share a little near miss on this one...
 
So I had to fell one of the butts, the Ranger was a good way away, parked under à Douglas so the dog could stay cool.
 
I eyed it up and considered moving the truck, but thought it’d be fine.
 
What I hadn’t considered was the effect the trunk placed on the ground to act as a shock absorber/thing to keep it off the ground for ease of bucking, would be.
 
The sopping wet poplar trunk (wet with sap you understand) hit the other piece and sheets of bark fell off leaving bare, slippy wood, this frictionless surface meant the trunk slid straight towards the truck, with us powerless to stop it.
 
You can see how close from the photos.
 
The other photo shows how far it travelled from the stump (flat ground btw)
 
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Am glad it didn't get to your truck mate I took a section of Norway maple flopped it onto some old concrete it shattered flew up In the air travelled a good hundred feet and landed on my bonnet
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2 minutes ago, htb said:

Arse nip up moment there Mick

One of those days today, a series of schoolboy errors.

 

Thankfully none too serious.

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Saw a video of tree felling,
Camera at least 2-3 times tree height away.
When it hit the deck a piece of branch flew,
took out the camera to the surprise of everyone stood next to it.

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One of those days today, a series of schoolboy errors.
 
Thankfully none too serious.

Very lucky there mick, it goes to show though that you questioned it before it happened. I always think if I’ve thought about it what can I do to change it or stop something from happening.Glad is didn’t stove your truck in.

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Close call Mick! Few big Cottonwoods the last 2 days.
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Hope confidently felled that with your truck parked there?
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8 hours ago, billpierce said:
9 hours ago, paddyvero said:
Close call Mick! Few big Cottonwoods the last 2 days.
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Hope confidently felled that with your truck parked there?

Thatd be a good stunt fell! We did 6 of them today, 8 yesterday. All around 40inch dbh. 

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