How to be an Excellent Climber---from the Groundie

Bendroctanus

Participating member
Location
Springfield
I’ve got no problem coming down from the tree if the team isn’t acting like one, not safe for anyone that way
Oh I agree with you. And that is a great attitude to have. I would prefer to work with someone like you. I just meant in my experience, production usually overrules a policy like that one. Every crew should be that way, but it’s unfortunate that not all of them are.
 
Oh I agree with you. And that is a great attitude to have. I would prefer to work with someone like you. I just meant in my experience, production usually overrules a policy like that one. Every crew should be that way, but it’s unfortunate that not all of them are.
Good points. I have seen it too, unfortunately, when I was still mainly a groundman. If I’m leading the job though, everyone needs to be respectful of each other at the least
 

96coal449

Carpal tunnel level member
Location
earth
I recently removed a large spruce, inches away from the house. In fact the root mass had started to lift the porch, Many branches were over the house so roping was required. I had thought of putting my truck out in the distance and tying the end of a zip line to the hitch, and using a steel figure 8 in the tree for friction control so i could work solo. Downside is my truck would have been in the neighbors field and right next to a busy state rt.

I brought my wife in to "run rope." She did all she could and I give her credit for it. She used a porty for the anchor and I would take over from there with natty crotch from above as she took the rope out of the porty.
About half way up i lowered a fairly large branch which forked out a few feet from the cut. I did not leave any stubs but a large collar at a slight bend in the spar caught the fork. I pulled it up a bit and let it ride some to clear. At this point the end was stuffed in on the ground some and there she went .....

"Now what am I supposed to do with this?!?!" Previously she was grabbing the tips and pulling the branches away from the tree to keep the area clear for work as I lowered them. I can't trust her to run a saw without putting herself in harms way without supervision." I can't handle a branch like this laying on the ground!!! DON:T DO THIS TO ME AGAIN!''

I had to bite my tongue pretty hard as much as I wanted to bomb out of the tree and say f this. She dosen't know any better. God bless her heart, she did all she could.
 

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