Hey Jonathan here this is today’s tree it’s a tiny little oak but completely dead it’s been dead for a couple years of Bark’s falling off of. It leaves drastically towards the house and with it’s. So dead it’s hard to control it with a hinge cut so.
I don’t want to just fall it because there’s really the wood so brittle that limbs actually touching.
The eave and I’m afraid if that limb even broke and a whole tree would go through those big painting. Wind data there so we don’t want to do today.
Is tie it off to the tree up above and I want to do all of that without having to climb.
It so stay tuned and I’ll show you how to tie the top of the tree off. It’s only a big shot and a rope and control the the falling cuts.
All right so here we are with the Big Shot I shot it up through. That crotch and the oak above it with the throw line and then now
My ground man is pulling the rope through that crotch way up above and then. He’s going to tie that end off so we don’t lose it and then on the other end.
I’m going to throw it up over the dead tree I have right here and then how. Tie it off here it is. I’m take the second end and tie a running bowline it is the splice end. I’m just going to run the splice through so. There’s my running bowline. I’m going to Snug it up so this end goes over the dead tree.
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I have a big loop on the ground and then once. I have it all snugged up here then. I’m going to Snug up that loop on the ground so it goes straight from the top of the dead. Tree straight up to the live tree above it and through. That cross and then back down to a wrap on another. Tree so there’s a loop on the ground that’s where. I had the other end tied off and now.
I’m just pulling it up so this is a great way to tie into the top of a tree without actually having to climb it you do need a throw line obviously. To pull your ropes up and again the reason. I’m doing this is the tree is so dead and brittle you see the bark coming off right there that. I’m afraid to do anything with it so it doesn’t just break off and go through those big pain windows on the house so now.
I have it roped off pretty well and what. I’m going to do now is put a tag line in the top of it so that black and white rope. I just threw that out it’s just a pull line then my ground means on the ground on the lowering rope. The lowering rope goes pretty high up above the tree and then it’s tied off to the top of the tree.
You can see it on the left side of the screen there so my ground man is both holding that with the full wrap on it and also trying to film right here I’m just cutting all the bark off just so I could see what. I have see how rotten the actual trunk is soon as I told him I do this job
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I was anxious to get it done because. A little bit of wind this tree would have just blown right into that top paying window so there. I cutting my face cut right there my tagline is just hanging down. There you can barely see. it when I cut my face first the lowering rope is tied off with the full wrap not tied off it has a full wrap on that look right there on the left side screen. I’m starting to come through the back and listening for it.
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The problem with dead oak like this it just doesn’t hinge. At all it’ll just move a little bit and then break right off so you can see. I’m trying to pull it and I need to cut this to hear more it so.
I’m just cutting just a teeny bit more leaving a little bit of a hinge but you can’t really do these cuts and just pull them and break them with such back lean weight towards the house and that’s why I’m tied off at the top of the tree so here. I am on the tag line.
I’m just pulling a little bit here and I’m pulling against the lowering rope a little bit so you can see. I’m pulling it now the lowering rope has the weight of the tree it’s hard to tell but it’s actually pivoting down to parallel with the slope and then now.
The lowering rope has the whole weight of the tree you can see now. Go straight vertically down from the crotch and lowering from and my tag rope is just trying to keep that. The tree Square to the parallel to the ground to the contour. It will fall off the stuff right here and then there it is nice and controlled so probably an easier way to do it but.
I don’t want to make any mistakes those big pain windows would have been a disaster. If I hid them so this is kind of a cool technique. I devised if you liked it please hit like