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No_Bivy

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todays crane job...........two very big and very decayed Locust. Both trunks were pretty skecthy. A little winter blast greated us with snow and 18 degrees, wind 10-15......damnit, they said it was gonna be 40 and sunny:X ....put on a happy face:D
 

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first tree 4 picks, start off the second...........42"dbh, totally rotten at base.....i was skeered:O
 

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with some weight out of the top I started to relax....despite I was freezing me arse off.....canadian clippers, they call em' here. Thanks Squisher:/:
 

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more picks...It had a hidden co-dom, sealed together with IVy. So I added a camstrap at the bottom to hold the two together.....luckily it worked. last pick from ground was 5500. stump pic is locust #1...
 

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stump of tree 2, butt log was total sponge., decayed down into root flare at the base. I was amazed it had not fallen over yet. Most Locust around here fall over before they get this big........I'm glad I didn't have to back the crane back out:O
 

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That is a couple of rotten mean looking trees. Good thing there was crane access! Nice work NoBivy.
 

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Nice pics!
We wrecked out a bunch of locusts similar in size to those at work last week. I don't care how sharp your saw is the damned dust is the finest of any tree i have ever cut. I had that crap all over me at the end of the day. Didn't matter which way i was facing the wind would blow it in my face. If it was at my back I swear it made a vortex or something and would blow it in my face :)
 

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That would have been a false sense of security. I would had to untie anyway, and with wind blowin the load around......i took my chances
 

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the pics that didn't load....from a couple of post earlier
 

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Heh east coast gots nothing to do with me. Wow crazy looking job man.
eyh...or aye...or eye...I get confused. Jus' yankin' your chain, ya crazy canuck....mini workin' for ya?
 
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Nice pics and very nice looking equipment. Very professional. :thumbup:


I do have one minor pet peeve, though. Give those toy cones back to the soccer team and get some real cones. :P
 

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those are the same I use when I want to let traffic know that I dont want them to smack into the back of my truck. I put three out usually, on at the drivers side bumper, one about 5 feet farther, halfway to the curb and one five feet further, at the curb. Not sure if there are official regs for that kind of thing.
 

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thats what i use also, they are no good for main arteries so i rent big ones on occasion.
cool pics john! nasty trees
 

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Locust trees in these parts do very well. In fact, I have never seen a failure ? I guess that's a PHC issue / question...
What causes them to fail ? It must be environmental ?
The drainage pattern looks altered from the pix, but I don't know if that was a cause for failure or not ?
Locust is a hard wood, no ? I just have no experience with it because it thrives here.
P.S. Great job on a hazardous removal !!!
 

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The wood is hard but the trees usually hollow out at the base, and they get "polypore" cankers all over the trunk. I think there are some borers that affect them to. Great firewood, shatty trees
 
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