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JK Lewis

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Re: Spring project
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2017, 10:40:01 AM »

I don't want to be the boring safety nazi, but please be careful. I apologise if you are an experienced tree feller and if so, do disregard this message. Assuming you are not, willow can be bloody evil. It has a habit of splitting and shattering so please please don't go into this unless you are entirely confident of your abilities. Again, you may know all this already, if so I am sorry.

Good luck with it.

Hey Rahul, thanks for your note of concern! Yes, you are quite right, my post sounded a little flippant. I will be employing a local tree surgeon for the job, very experienced in all aspects of felling. He is in fact the 'Tree Warden' for our local area, so the right man for the job - and possessor of at least 2 massive chainsaws. I will be there with a couple of cameras to document the great event. After that, my job is to split the logs and carry all the wood to a local joinery workshop, where my mate Keith will handle the sawing. I will be wearing safety glasses throughout! I'll keep you posted as to how it all goes.
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Re: Spring project
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2017, 01:03:38 PM »

Hey Rahul, thanks for your note of concern! Yes, you are quite right, my post sounded a little flippant. I will be employing a local tree surgeon for the job, very experienced in all aspects of felling. He is in fact the 'Tree Warden' for our local area, so the right man for the job - and possessor of at least 2 massive chainsaws. I will be there with a couple of cameras to document the great event. After that, my job is to split the logs and carry all the wood to a local joinery workshop, where my mate Keith will handle the sawing. I will be wearing safety glasses throughout! I'll keep you posted as to how it all goes.

Sounds like a thoroughly sensible choice. Although the tree looks pretty straight, I can tell you there are hidden pressures in it, more than capable of ripping it apart, as well as anything in its way.
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Re: Spring project
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2017, 01:12:05 PM »

Sounds like a thoroughly sensible choice. Although the tree looks pretty straight, I can tell you there are hidden pressures in it, more than capable of ripping it apart, as well as anything in its way.

Yes, we have to prepare a soft landing for it, taking out a fallen tree that is in the way first. The area it stands in is pretty boggy at this time of year, and the tree has a good crown of branches (not pictured). So, my guy thinks it will be fine.
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Re: Spring project
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2017, 07:57:20 PM »

Tomorrow is the chosen day! It's been fine today and pretty much dry for the last few. All being well the chainsaws will be starting up at 9am. Photos / Video to follow asap.
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