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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    What is this CODIT you speak of? Why haven't I ever heard of it before? What I was reading in the ISA BMP is that a large post, sized for the application, could be 1" arbitrarily. This is a 1" hole for post that will will support the weight on the heartwood of the tree, which will become callused over if not too much movements, by this cambium you speak of. A 1" hole can be better than a 4" section being 'tourniquet-ed' by a large plate wrapping around the stem. 1" is a much smaller footprint to achieve the same goal.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I've read about using a post into a hole (ISA BMPs), making a small wound, somewhat akin to using a through-cable, rather than wrap the stem with a cable. Less tissue damage. For small trees, I have used a piece of rebar in a pressure-treated 4x4 on a pier-block with saddle, last time on a tipping apple tree. Bigger trees would need something more substantial, and welded up.
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    Only a bountiful earth. It will bounce back in only a few million years, give or take.
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    hahahaha
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    Why a wide cradle? Banged over a buncha trees on the second lot for the builder. Will be interesting to see the cedar bough value versus the cedar log value. Shitty logs still hold valuable boughs. First time arranging it. I know the buyer from professional acquaintances. Logging prices are tanking. Tariffs are killing the alder saw log market. Alder logs can't sit around. 2 weeks from hitting the dirt to the log buyer is all they really want to allow. More time is allowed in wet winter, I guess.
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    Clearing for the builder I worked for, previously. Lots 1 and the bulk of 2 today. 9 to come. Just before cutting the hinge of the stump. Had a lean, and I cut that far up on the near side before gravity took over. Straight lay. Teaching the new guy to be a sawyer Alder, cedar, maple saw logs and pulp logs. Cedar boughs for holiday floral greenery.
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    How does that exhaust smoke smell?
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    If the biner holds and slides, its good. Optimal, maybe not. A 95% max sharp chain cuts like a hot knife through butter. I've used a bunch of different ones. No real difference to the average Joe. If I had to select one and source it, as a product, I'd look for the best package, not necessarily the very best biner. Steel for wood. Almost never a locking biner. Good arrangement is key...Reg pointed out in a video to make sure your sling is not girth-hitched to the work where the biner is at the butt...farther or closer attachment so the biner and rope cooperate. Natural Crotch speedlining is a thing, FWIW. Sometimes I just surf some down the line sorta balanced if they aren't worth slinging, and nothing important is in the drop. Sometimes they surf to the ground, other times, they make it closer to the chipper. NC holds fine with the right crotch.
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    There is a difference between wet and too-wet. Cold and too-cold, hot and too-hot...tried them all. Been beautiful weather lately. No hail. We presumably had shows that day.
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    A compatible team is gold.
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    The hardest part is the first 15 minutes. That is, beyond waking up to rain on the skylight, and laying, listening, warm, under a down blanket, wood fire petering out.
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    No mini available, in for repairs. Got out the 42", chasing a cut on a leaning trunk... No thanks. Tree house stump. Said he's call me next year for another maple that is next to the leach field.
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    Tortoise, not the hare. ultramarathon.
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    Good luck!! Rocking day today.
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    What kinda trees? The regional "tree experts" said it would be fine. I guessed 5/8" stable braid wouldn't mind. Boring video my ground man took before POW time. https://youtu.be/wmzMEoOXuCY Pops and cracks for sure, when cutting.
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    Picked up my van. Helped load some chips for friends. Went and chunked all the stuff the MS 250 was good for chunking on the big maple (my 261 needs an oiler, so I used cheap groundie saw). All cut and chuck today. Ground man kept up cutting the stuff that was bigger than singles, and the rest of the fine clean-up. Had to do a lot of singles, and shoot free throws into the drop zone. Gave the concreted 4x4 post for a potting area roof a bit of a wiggle, but no septic wiggling. Rigging and ms460 time on Monday, for one big stem with the big hollow, with an overhead rigging point on the more solid stem. Might just go with the POW. The angling, funky, hollow base might not be the best for the GRCS. Still haven't had any real need for it, but when I do, I will be happy to have it.
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    I wish I could find a good mind-reader groundie, but up until know, like my mind-reading skills, theirs have been unworkable. Short of mind-readers, guys who can communicate, go with Plan the Work, Work the Plan, and Call and Respond, make it so much easier to deal with dangerous trees (which most are far from dangerous) with the least amount of risk and effort. This week has been interesting A-game all week. Not scary, just A-game. I didn't feel like any trips to the gym this week, for sure. If I can get safe, competent guys, who I can send out together, without screwing up, cutting corners, etc, it will be a super game changer. The kid is getting older and more predictable for needs, so work can go smoother and more planned. The new school she goes to is freeing me up from nonsense at her co-op school last year, which will be settled soon.
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    SeanKroll replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Had a late start, after selling more lot clearing for a builder, after dropping off at school. Second new guy is a champ. He's a vet, and used to procedures and stuff to keep us safe. Finished brushing out this maple, shuttled the chipper/ chip truck out, maybe about 14 yards of chips off it. Got crazy and upsized saws, from the Little Echo to an MS 250 to chunk some wood. Tomorrow, picking up a new-to-me Honda Odessey van that I happened upon, going to replace my little Rover SUV with something with more room.
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    Vote for Pedro
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    If I could, I would LOVE to make it down! Wonder how Swingdude is doing! On that same note, I wish I could have a Treehouse crew here, too. I'm not the only one, AM I, that mid-climb thinks, "Butch says NO stubs"... clean off the little ones, too, and the little suckers. Yesterday, one a nasty tree, on a springboard, I thought, Stig would German Cut that. Well, no, Jerry would go for a block-out face with snipe, beaten out, following the grain. I thank you all for the tips and tricks, and old Chris for the 'Make a Wood Wedge for a bucking through a top bind out of the 'trim' off the log'. Continued on today with the big maple removal that I started on Monday with my new guy, after a climbing inspection/ pre-hang a good TIP and NC rigging line/ remove some hazard dead wood on the previous Friday for an hour. So far, all NC self-lowered. Hollow. Ya. Hollow. Had some help today for a few hours to stage brush and get me back for the chip truck and chipper. He worked hard, and safely. A trial-interview thing in the time he had, last minute. Tomorrow, I'm trying a different guy who I interviewed today. Was line-man pole climber guy overseas in a couple combat tours. Has two kids at home. Lives down the road. Seems to understand clear communication, making a plan, executing the plan. Might make a good pt groundman to supplement my new hire, who is moving from over the mountains, closing up 'shop' over there with some of his freelance projects and lease, and not starting for about a week and a half. Mini-loader is still down. Might drift-line from one side of the tree to the other, putting it at the chipper, as it's another lot sloping the 'wrong' way. my
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    Pays dividends to be sharp and attentive!! Good call, Rich!
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    If you were to suspend a load on the line (piece of log) to maintain tension while falling, and put a wrap on the pull-line to induce a spin, like with a choker to spin a log, you might get it to spin, with a strong hinge on one side of the face cut and a dutchman on the other... dunno. Seems like a tool for when you want to clear a to-be-removed branch below you, but don't absolutely have-to.
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