Watch Out For That Tree
Posted By: patty -
Mon Mar 19, 2012
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OMG! How funny! Lesson, if you are gonna cut down a big tree, know what you are doing.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/12 at 09:18 PM
Looks like he axed for it to me.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/20/12 at 12:23 AM
I'm surprised it didn't crush the house!
Posted by Tyrusguy on 03/20/12 at 07:35 AM
A couple of ropes and some tension in the direction of desired fall would have helped. My father was a master at it. He could drop a tree exactly where he wanted it. He kept us in fireplace fuel for years.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 03/20/12 at 08:27 AM
I worked with a tree company one summer. The first thing I noticed in the video was the lack of guide ropes and I knew it wasn't going to end well. Also should have trimmed the lower branches off from the side towards the house, that would have weighted it the right way. Third mistake was not hiring somebody with a big insurance policy to do the job.
Posted by Baughbe on 03/20/12 at 10:55 AM
Didn't someone call out "my bedroom" at the end?
Posted by ges on 03/20/12 at 09:07 PM
duh - the scarf has been cut to throw it either towards the house or back over his shoulder if he has overcut the front cut. The result was inevitable. A nice balanced tree, no need to limb it.Get a decent saw, not a toy. Cut a wedge one third or less of the diameter out of the front at right angles to where you want it. Come in from the back with the other cut, bang in a couple of wedges if you think that it needs it and over she goes. If it sounds too technical for you or you don't have the right chainsaw and safety gear then get a professional to drop it.
Posted by Marcus on 03/24/12 at 04:03 PM
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