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    LUMBERJACK CORRESPONDENCE COURSE

    Here are photos from 2 more trees on the job I've been working.


    I'm trying to begin putting into practice what I've digested from everyone's

    * criticism
    * observations
    * comments
    * criticism
    * advice
    * accounts of your own personal experiences
    * etc.


    Hope everyone is not burned out on sharing laser beam insight and acid wash criticism.

    Thanks in advance!

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    TREE 1
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    ==> I GIVE THOSE FELLING CUTS AROUND A "C+" OR "B-" ... what do you think?

    ==> Does that look like a legitimate friction hitch I made with my Maasdam?

    ====>>> TOO MANY PICTURES???

    Thanks!
    - Robert
    Slowly trying to make a profit in tree work with my neighborhood tree service.
    Thinking I want to become a Certified Arborist.
    www.PoagvilleTreeService.com

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    Call me crazy, but I've never NOT pulled a tree against the direction of the lay. I also always set my pull line as high as possible.

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    Thanks MB.
    These trees didn't require much forward force so I figured the angled pull would be sufficient.... also there wasn't an anchor to attach the rope directly inline with the lay.
    I thought I got these realtively high in tree for size of trees(?)
    - Robert
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    Thinking I want to become a Certified Arborist.
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    It is a miracle!

    Small one, but still.

    Your cuts are level. What happened, get tired of having all the inHouse loggers yell at you

    Honestly Robert, those stumps look a LOT better than the last one you posted.
    Deyr fÚ,
    deyja frŠndr,
    deyr sjalfr it sama,
    ek veit einn,
    at aldrei deyr:
    dˇmr um dau­an hvern.

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    ha, thanks a lot Stig.
    I'm hearing everyone's voices in my head at the stump and -- (my ego) battered and bruised -- and am afraid to face your scorn again
    I was hoping I was at least on the right track....
    - Robert
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    Thinking I want to become a Certified Arborist.
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    Yup a lot better. A guy I worked with used to often say, 'you're only as good as your last cut/tree'. The point being every cut, every tree is the most important one. You can do a thousand good cuts, but it only takes one shit one to screw everything up. you seem determined and take criticism well and look to be able to learn from it too. So stay on it. Treat each cut/fell as critical.

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    We have been cutting Austrian pines all day in a stand planted in 1877.
    Took one of the apprentices along, and let him fall some of the easier ones.

    So I have been fault finding on stumps all day.
    Deyr fÚ,
    deyja frŠndr,
    deyr sjalfr it sama,
    ek veit einn,
    at aldrei deyr:
    dˇmr um dau­an hvern.

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    Elm or hickory at a glance.

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    Thanks a lot Squisher. That makes great sense!

    cool Stig. Pictures of the trees would be nice. What size saw/bar is your apprentice using? .... how big around are the trees?

    Thanks Nutball. I suppose if it split fairly easily it would be Hickory? ... and if not Elm?
    - Robert
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    I think They'd be about the same, but hickory should split less since it is much denser and stronger. They both can have poor splitting habits when green.

    Hickory will kind of stink similar to a lot of other trees (cottonwood ect) while elm smells sweet almost like oak, maybe sweeter.

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