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A local neighbor wanted this tree taken down about a year ago, here's the pictures of taking it down, trying to pull it with the grapple log skidder (was too heavy making the skidder start to wheely!), then splitting it in half with a 5' bar on a stihl 880 to lighten it up!
This log is currently being milled with an 8' bar in our shop now! some sections are being quartersawn, but this is not exactly precise because of the tree's shape. Full width wide boards are what we want, but we cut where the grain is the most interesting first.
The entire log is curly with tiger and fiddleback blends, and covered inside and out with ambrosia beetle stains. The log has been sitting for a year and now has some spalting, but caught right on time so it's NOT muddy, brown and punky. Beautiful wood!
The best size comparison is the first picture with Steve standing next to it as it falls, then the last picture with the ford 150 in the back round- the log half is not much smaller than the truck!

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Is it just me, or does that look like it's coming down on the guys at the truck?
 

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Na, I think there's plenty of room, but it did make me take a 2nd look to be sure.
 

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that´s just the LJ hit team working (don´t mess with L J member´s) :)

Dennis
 

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Wow that's a BEEZER OF A TREE.Well done young friend.Alistair ps when will you be posting my wood????LOL
 

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Yep, I've had to bust plenty of big ones in have with the chainsaw too. 36'' bar on my Jonsered 2095 turbo is my weapon of choice.
 

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I like the targets standing in the background !! Hahaha

I see you've got a cable on the tree , but the first thing they taught us in the Forestry class was to always have a clear escape route , just in case : )

Boy those branches are bigger than a lot of trees nowadays …thanks for sharing this with us !
 

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Looks like a lot of fun and very rewarding!
 

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That's one big tree and tons of wood.
 

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Yep…Size Matters! I'd love to see the slabs!
 

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Im the guy who took this picture and never realized how much it looks like it's being dropped on the chipper guys winching it down! It's actually headed more to the left, not only clearing them, but missing them by at least 100 feet!
The winch line was just a resort, and was not pulled at first. Once the tree was completly cut loose it did not fall over, but stood like a balancing act, even after wedges were popped on the back. One quick tug on the winch pulled it right over!
 

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that's one big tree!!
I wish I could have my maple handled like this.. sadly it will be chopped up into firewood-once the guys get around to it.
 

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Excellent find! Toppling a tree should be considered a sport. Anticipate another one because you do run out of wood.
 

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Wonder what the dollar value of all that wood would be (to a dealer)?
 
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