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Author Topic: When the bough breaks (another photo added)  (Read 1988 times)

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Offline anniebc

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When the bough breaks (another photo added)
« on: July 23, 2007, 09:16:41 PM »
A few nights ago we had gale force winds rip through the garden and lost one of the branches on our big Pine tree, when I went out this morning I noticed a large crack at the base of the tree and wasn't too happy about leaving it, so rather than wait for mother nature to strike again we decide to have a controlled fell.

I thought it would take the best part of the day to drop it down, we chain sawed half and then used the splitting blocks for the rest, within 20 minutes that big sucker came crashing down, it sounded like an explosion when it hit the ground.. no damage to the garden thank god..

The hard work starts now, it will take us about 2 weeks to cut the bloody thing up, but at least we have firewood for the next couple of winters... :D

Thats Annie in the corner helping to pick up some wood... ;)

Hugs
Jan :-*


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Offline Blixer

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Re: When the brough breaks
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007, 09:26:50 PM »
Jan,
That is a BIG tree... glad there was no damage to the garden.  When I was growing up my father was in the sawmill business.  My brothers and I worked in the log woods harvesting trees.  My brothers never would let me cut one down though.  I guess they were afraid I would hurt myself....  Hummmm....      Enjoy the firewood you will have from that tree and don't hurt yourself getting it all cut up.
David
Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
Changed to Atripla in 2012
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Re: When the bough breaks
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 07:29:24 AM »
Wow that is a huge pine tree!  Oh the sticky fun cutting that up!  YAY I finally got to put a face with our Dear Jan!
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Offline bear60

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Re: When the bough breaks
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007, 08:43:53 AM »
Thanks for sharing.  Its good that it did no damage.
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Re: When the bough breaks
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2007, 08:45:53 AM »
Jan

That tree is enormous!  Thank god it didn't come down onto the house or something.  YIKES.  

RAB

(Who grieves when a tree has to come down.  So many years to reach their size, then whomp.  Sigh.  But it had to be done obviously.)

Offline Robert

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Re: When the bough breaks
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2007, 10:34:05 AM »
here in the NW we call that "bucking", when you cut up a fallen tree into logs at the landing.  That's when the work begins. 

Like RAB, I hate seeing a majestic tree like that fall but you gotta do what you gotta do. 

Have fun!!

robert
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Offline anniebc

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Re: When the bough breaks (another photo added)
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2007, 06:52:37 PM »
I hate cutting down trees..but it was a case of having to.

We have 6 other big trees in the garden that will be with us for the duration...I tried counting the rings on the Pine but lost count at 70

As you can see from the photo that it was too close to the house just to leave it, at least this way we had control of where it fell with very little damage.

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Jan :-*


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Offline BT65

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Re: When the bough breaks (another photo added)
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007, 09:30:59 PM »
Good luck with that, Jan.  Nice to see a photo of you!
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: When the bough breaks (another photo added)
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007, 11:00:24 PM »
Jan, that was to close to the house. I'm glad those guys weren't drinking when they cut that one down.  ;)

Offline anniebc

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Re: When the bough breaks (another photo added)
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2007, 11:18:57 PM »
 :D :D..no they weren't Rod, hubby and I downed that big bugger...I have to admit we went in on a wing and a prayer hoping it would fall in the right direct..and it did, so someone was looking after us that day... ;)

Hugs
Jan :-*
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