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jon-nyc
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June 14th, 2018, 1:59 pm #1

This one's coming down, it's leaning too much and starting to sway dangerously. It would clip the corner of the house if it came down. It's maybe 6' from my house, so getting down is interesting.






They do it one branch at a time, secured from above with a rope. That way it doesn't drop but can be guided down:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM9aMtitgJY


Here's another segment, showing them getting a larger branch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCuDNmVPpqM


More later. THey're still in the middle of this.
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June 14th, 2018, 2:02 pm #2

By the way, that guy in the tree? I've watched him climb around and contort himself every which way while stretching to use the chainsaw, one hand only, sometimes right sometimes left, depending on the situation. He must be in epic shape.


Oh, and he's not even wearing gloves.
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June 14th, 2018, 2:21 pm #3

Branches gone, getting the trunk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAm7DVlWv0U
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June 14th, 2018, 2:31 pm #4

Jon couldn't resist to make the last cut himself. Jon couldn't post the footage himself. Here's why:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRA3VnE4D4g
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June 14th, 2018, 2:38 pm #5

Klaus wrote:Jon couldn't resist to make the last cut himself. Jon couldn't post the footage himself. Here's why:
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Best comment: "I hope the saw isn't damaged"
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June 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm #6

jon-nyc wrote:By the way, that guy in the tree? I've watched him climb around and contort himself every which way while stretching to use the chainsaw, one hand only, sometimes right sometimes left, depending on the situation. He must be in epic shape.


Oh, and he's not even wearing gloves.
Impressive stuff, isn't it?
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June 14th, 2018, 2:47 pm #7


Good show
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June 14th, 2018, 4:54 pm #8

That's not a $99 Walmart special he's using to cut with...Those saws are made a little different in the way the handles are attached and the balance points. They also have a lot of oomph for the size.

I bet his powerhead doesn't weigh much over 5 pounds.
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June 14th, 2018, 5:09 pm #9

Good luck with the tree removal.

Reminds me of Monday when I passed by this accident, driving the opposite way, about an hour after it happened. I lost 30 minutes to traffic just from the rubbernecking. Cars going the other way, behind the fallen tree, lost hours. Very sad about the doctor.
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June 14th, 2018, 7:20 pm #10

It is extra ironic that a doctor from the John Muir Health System was killed by a tree.
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June 14th, 2018, 8:20 pm #11

Jolly wrote:I bet his powerhead doesn't weigh much over 5 pounds.
I am not going to pick that one up no matter how much it lays there begging to be picked up....just to prove I can.....
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