Here is the felling video.
Well that was interesting, glad that it decided not to fall the other direction, of course you wouldn't have had to carry in the firewood if it did!And this one was the troublesome tree. My rigger is a field worker for a power company, and seems to have access to all manner of equipment. What I learned later is that his company does safety tests on much of their equipment, and lets the workers take home anything that fails. Or at least they do take the failures.
So, here is a 4:30 minute video made up of a couple parts:
- Part one about a minute of setting the face notch and starting the back cut
- Followed by about 3 minutes of scrambling when the steering line snapped after they started pulling the tree down. The tree stood back upright, and teetered back toward our cabin briefly.
- And finally about 10 seconds of finishing the cut after a stronger rope was applied.
Not a very good tribute to my management of this take down at all. The only redemption is that it ultimately landed right where we wanted it, which was right beside the brush pile that we kept burning all day. The fire was hot enough to burn up all the green brush from 4 trees I cut down.
As I have posted before; I do not recommend anyone use my video as a "How To" for chainsaw work. Certainly least of all this one.