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    Thanks for the comments guys. Definitely got to be low for commercial felling but can see the advantages of cutting high in a domestic/urban setting. The swept grain from the buttresses can cause hinges to run or shear real easy on shorter grained species when cutting low though.

    Pete- good to post again too mate, as for the felling, got to be lucky some days!

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    Low stumps are always better.

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    No they are not, Jed, and you know it.

    Hazard tree felling, when the faller wants to be able to get away from the nasty deteriorated bastard as fast and nimbly as possible...smart move is to cut standing straight up, so you can most easily rabbit out of there at the first sign that things are getting too sketchy. Much easier to keep one eye on what the top is doing from an upright position as well.

    Now I know that 8 out of 10 of every tree I have ever felled was in this category to some degree or another, per my job description, so maybe I'm hyper-aware of this...but I'll bet any of you folks in the arb scene understand it, too.
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    .... Yet another one of the Ten Thousand things that I don't think of when I drink copious ammounts of beer and shoot my mouth off around here.

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    With an avatar like that, you're allowed to shoot your mouth off all you want
    Mastery is an illusion, grace a momentary gift, apprenticeship endless.

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    Jed, my friend.
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed View Post
    Low stumps are always better.
    Unless your knees are tired and old.

    Agreed B.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Agreed from here, too.
    On a hazard tree I'll forget about saving the log and do what I can to save the guy with the saw.
    That being me.
    Hip high stump and get the hell out of Dodge when she starts to creak.
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    That makes sense.
    Wedging at hip hight is more difficult tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cory View Post
    With an avatar like that, you're allowed to shoot your mouth off all you want
    Butch's work. Did that guy have my nuber or what.