It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:59 pm

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Re: It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:11 pm

Seriously, its the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. He should've used some detcord and cut himself a larger tree.

Still kind of funny, cutting a tree down with a shotgun.
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Re: It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:16 pm

Hell SMITTY, in Freetown, that's the ONLY way to do it. :clap: toothy That was funny ;)
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Re: It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:35 pm

A shotgun with a bayonet?
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Re: It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:37 pm

Well sure franco b. For up close & personal. :clap: toothy
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Re: It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:03 pm

Go to Youtube and look for ( crazy russian gun )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k48121ClukA

At about 2:30 he cuts down a much bigger tree.

This was not filmed in Mass.
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Re: It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:08 pm

Often times I get the tree into the living room and find I need to take a few inches off the bottom. Thanks for the tip, the shotgun approach looks far easier than my bow saw. :lol:
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Re: It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:22 pm

Certainly saves time. :idea:

Yeah ... nothing fun is filmed in MA. They have laws against that here ... :roll:
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Re: It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:00 am

Tree Cutting tips....
I know its not an Evergreen, but a neighbor of mine up the street just killed himself, cutting the lower branches off an Oak tree in his yard. He would climb up a ladder, cut the big branches slowly with his chainsaw, just enough so they would 'bend' to the ground, but he wouldn't cut them all the way thru. Then he would go down the ladder, tie a chain to the branch, and pull it off the tree with his tractor.
Well, the last branch he did this to, went fine, until he started shackling the chain to it. It released from the tree by itsself while he was still chaining it up, and it fell on him before he could get out of the way. Nobody came around for 3 hours. Many family members drove by his tractor, but didn't stop to look for him :o I think the mailman found him.
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Re: It's that time of year again! Tree cutting tips from pros ..

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:35 am

Aw man what a shitty way to go. That sucks. :(
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