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Burnham

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I had to remove a small Doug fir from near our house, one we planted as a seedling a bit more than 30 years ago, just a few years before building the house. Dang thing died to no cause I can figure, just showed stress and needle loss over the course of a few years, and last summer it finally gave up the ghost. May have been drought, but I don't know...others nearby are fine.

Anyway, it was a simple job, just spur climb and limb it, toss about 20 feet of top, then chunk it down in double firewood lengths until I could fall the lower 20some feet of it. Total height was 85 feet. Not a very big hole to drop into, but not super tight.
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pantheraba

More biners!!!
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I do know you LOVED being up there! Who'd a thunk that a few years ago when you were having those hip issues. Very cool to see that done....beautiful cutting. Jed and Rich will love to see that, too.
 

Bart

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GTA
Now that your conifer skills are revved up your audience is waiting for some backflip, Johnny Pro action vids limb walking a ridiculous monster spreader at sprint speed ... ok I'm clearly just teasing you. :) Bet it feels pretty good being back up a tree. Still waiting on my first climb of the year.
 

frans

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In my experience doug firs are delicate trees. Soil compaction, grade changes, weather changes all seem to hit them hard
 

Jomo

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At least he had the appropriate attire on!

How many days did it take yu?

Not as quick outta yur Jaguar anymore eh?

Love the Hickory shirt tho!

Jomo
 
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