Proving yet again that if it's worth doing well it's worth hiring someone who knows how to do it.
Scott's Tree Service Regarding the tree falling video:
"No, the buildings were not slated for demo. I have insurance. The Service line was down and coiled on the deck to make room for the trees that were behind the location of the camera.
The deck was rotten and replaced by owner after we logged the lot. I talked to him about that ahead of time and he gave us the go ahead to dent the deck if we had to. The steps were the only damage.
"I hung plumb bobs from the eaves of each roof line to the ground and drove stakes there. Then I measured between the stakes and drove a third stake half way between the two.
"From this stake, I measured to each corner of my falling cut on the stump the exact same distance to each corner.
"I used a birdsmouth cut on the face so as to keep the tree on the hinge and stump all the way to the ground.
"The most important factor was that the tree was the straightest tree on the lot and the limbs were well balanced. By that I mean the limbs were the same size and weight all the way around the tree top, so when the tree began to fall, they didn't influence the cast or drift of the tree.
"The owner took the money from the log sale and remodeled with a new nicer deck, and the most awesome living room I have ever seen in an old mobile home." -- Scott's Tree Service
And then there's always "the other method:"
Best viewed with the sound turned up so you can hear the immortal words, "Oh shit. My house. My bedroom."
[HT:Tim]Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 9, 2014 9:10 AM