nature boys part two

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me too. Dropping big trees is risky business, especially in tight quarters. It's also prohibitively expensive to engage a bucket truck and crew. We have several more big trees in near death states around the house. It's a problem that's been hanging over us for decades. So far, we've been lucky. There's an elm tree that's mostly dead now from early warm spells followed by hard freezes. It's over 4' in diameter, 4' from the ground. It could easily destroy the shack.

Still, i love trees.

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stanky wrote: Thu Apr 13, 2023 1:13 pm me too. Dropping big trees is risky business, especially in tight quarters.
Ah, my all-time favourite job! I learnt to fell trees as a teenager living in a 300,000 acre exotic forest.

When I was contracting in my 30s I was always the guy who got called for difficult jobs. The best one I ever did was to drop a 60-foot gum tree that had been planted 50 years earlier in a 15-foot gap between a house and a shed.

Dropped it dead centre in the gap. The killer for cutting big trees is wind. Even 5 kmh wind will fuck you up, depending on the amount of leaves. Conifers are easy, because needles don\t catch the wind.
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I've long known the principle of how to fell a tree, but I've never done it.
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Hiked a section of the Paria River Canyon yesterday, then in Buckskin Gulch today, not so nice last month...

https://verticalmag.com/news/utah-dps-h ... ch-canyon/
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wow! That's a crazy narrow canyon.
I guess you want to know it's not gonna rain, anywhere in that watershed.
Good read in the link. Thanks, Prez.

didn't know where to post this, so nature boys will do:

It's a man's world, eh?
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/silent- ... 36725.html

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yeah, the chicks need some advantage, and having no blokes around in their declining years must a god-send to them.
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absolutely.
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There's a total solar eclipse today, visible from a remote town in Western Australia. We'll get a partial here, but it's heavily clouded.
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Another day in Utah...
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