We were hedge trimming all day and had a guy trying out, he got overheated (topped out at 92 today) and puked. I was just wishing I got a pic for this thread.
Ash. Dead with EAB at the crane class. The ground pic was an oak. The funny thing is they worked my ass off as a joke. The piece was cut through. The op and the instructor knew it but let me keep battling the cut until they were done laughing.Right on Steve, I was hoping you'd put those in here, that's some big wood man, oak?
All the woodturners in GA are drooling right now......Craning a massive black walnut log onto the roll off. Trailer is 24 feet long for scale. One of the Giants from my wind farm contract that I managed to save because it was on private property, and the home owner didn't want it.
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Geosmithia morbida? Haven't seen it yet, I heard its in Ohio now. On the move.
I am sick to death of doing Cottonwoods. Pretty much now I only do them for friends and family. They are high risk, lots of man hours, high disposal fees, and barely profitable. Lowering device is standard portawrap with arborplex.Holy moly, that's a massive Gingko!
Ever get sick of doing the Cottonwoods Kelley? What's that lowering device on the tree?
Nice, is that Pete's crane ? Aka crane man inc.?Giant ginko reduction today... Should I say giant half, because the other half fell off last year. Had a 38t out because there was zero workable TIPs. Great fun though. Then moved on to a ash prune, cable and brace.
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I have thought about making my own LD, but I don't think I can improve on the portawrap design. I should post more pictures of the stuff I am working on. I helped a friend build a CNC plasma cutter and I have been making all kinds of parts on AutoCAD and cutting them lately.I hear ya on the cwoods.
I know you do a bit of fabricating, thought maybe you made your own LD.
Yeah dude, it was so hot and humid! No worries though, it got loaded out today with the grapple truck. That ash was old and beautiful, but as you might be able to tell from the picture, it was strongly codominant with decay from the main crotch down to about 40% of the buttress.What a mess!