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Sawing down a big tree one piece at a time. Interesting video


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Default Sawing down a big tree one piece at a time. Interesting video

Just found this video on youtube showing a different approach for taking down a big tree next to a house in the hills.

Start by de-limbing it, then take it down a couple feet at a time, before quarter sawing the remaining trunk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d63jG...Sm5I9GOBsY9zvg

It's a technique I've never seen before.
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Default Re: Sawing down a big tree one piece at a time. Interesting video

Pretty amazing! It seems a shame to cut down such a specimen. Why doesn't someone invent a way to move such things. It would be worth millions... but probably cost millions to do. Still, you can't BUY shade like that, and a few would be willing and able to pay for it, if it were possible to do.
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Too bad they wasted so much lumber.

I like this one better:

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&list=FL3LW9cUu3Sm5I9GOBsY9zvg&v =SrvY1eG7KJM&NR=1

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I hate to see that, it looked like a healthy tree,and to just use the wood for just firewood, looked like good lumber, it is just a same
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Default Re: Sawing down a big tree one piece at a time. Interesting video

I'm guessing the way they quartered the bottom section that it at least would be used for lumber.

Quite possible the upper slabs may have been destined for a shingle mill.
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you might be right, that did look like a cedar tree but it was really big for one, how big do they get?
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Default Re: Sawing down a big tree one piece at a time. Interesting video

Had a similar experience with an 80 foot tall pine tree in my front yard this past summer. The crew was a little different --just one guy and the only equipment he used were ropes, chainsaw, and climbing spikes. The trunk at the butt was only 24 inches across so no fancy quarter sawing was required. I manned the ropes on the ground, he limbed his way up, and reduced the tree to rounds 2 foot in length, from the top down.

The best part of the story is that the guy was in his seventies and only wanted $100 for the job. (You better believe I tipped him well.) His business card said "Professional Arborist, in business since 1961" He said he spends his winters in Tahiti, so I guess He must have had a pretty successful career.

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you might be right, that did look like a cedar tree but it was really big for one, how big do they get?
Video title said it was a Sequoia, which the really old ones can get to be hundreds of feet tall over several hundred years.
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thanks I missed that
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you might be right, that did look like a cedar tree but it was really big for one, how big do they get?
Come out to the Pacific North West and I will show you stumps that are 10'-14' through the butt. They did get bigger than that in Northern California. A friend has an electric chain saw that has a 20' bar and chain. Made for the California Red Woods.

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Here is a one log house in north california. Bob
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