Dismantling a huge old oak…

All the wind and water in SC has been hard on old trees.  Particularly ones that are dead in the middle.  Here’s a pic of me 15′ up running a chainsaw  dismantling one.  Takes time and is dangerous.  The tree doesn’t appreciate big limbs being removed, but it has to be cleaned up.  The key is figuring out which part/support to remove when.


A metaphor.


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4 Responses to Dismantling a huge old oak…

  1. Tommy Washburn says:

    I love mid-air dismantling!!! I did one during sukkot on one of our wood gathering days!! I was about 10′ up walking a 6″ limb!! Trying to keep balance and cut the other limbs!! I decided that I should probably get off it when the tree started to twist!!! Dangerous job for sure, but one of my favorites!!

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  2. Tom Washburn says:

    Just don’t get “lysdexic” and cut the wrong side of the limb that is supporting you!!!


    • Pete Rambo says:

      Lol. Decided for this one to make some cuts n chain a tractor to the support leg to lay it down. Use its weight against it… Kinda like turning hermeneutic rules against false doctrines. Obvious clear Scripture must interpret obscure and/or unclear verses…. And the Sunday myth collapses under its own weight.


  3. yes, be careful. that’s a much bigger tree than i would ever tackle with my little 16 inch Stihl. plus the twisting and falling will be so unpredictable.


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