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  • How to Remove a Dead 130 Foot Tree In Close Quarters

    Posted by Dan from Madison on June 6th, 2013 (All posts by )

    If you want to make money, specialize – and be the best at that specialty.


    5 Responses to “How to Remove a Dead 130 Foot Tree In Close Quarters”

    1. Lexington Green Says:


    2. Bill Brandt Says:

      As I am watching this I am wondering how much his insurance is for accidental damage – wonder how they measure it so precisely that when it falls it doesn’t hit anything else? (although the neighbor’s mailbox took a hit).

      And I’m thinking as he is looping those huge branches – and then cutting them – have any fallen out of the loop?

      Pretty impressive –

    3. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      Wow. They just nicked those power lines! That could’ve ended really badly.

      Dropping a huge Canadian cedar:

      Sprinboarding a cypress:

      About 13 years ago, I had a 4′ diameter by 100+ foot high beech tree removed behind my house. It took a team of six people about fours to take it down. The upper cuttings filled two large trucks full of wood. When they dropped the trunk, it shook they entire house and left a divot in the ground about two inches deep by 15 feet long. They backed a grappling crane down a path from the next road over to a position where they could pick the trunk up (whole) and place it on the back of the truck behind and below the crane. Amazing piece of equipment.

    4. lucy bobb Says:

      Pretty awsume, tho they nicked it a little close with the electric lines. As for the question of how they did it: look at the stump. After cutting out the big wedge on the side they wanted it to fall, a “hinge” cut is made from the opposite side, cut in higher than the wedge. It takes a lot of practice to get it right. Plus there is always the possibility of “kick-back. A job like this is best left to “the big boys”. Climbing a tall dead tree & cutting it down to size is hazardus to say the leaste. I’ve gone up 20ft in a cherry picker to do some trimming & I’ve cut down trees in the woods …. this guy is crazier & braver than I am! Excellent job! Was impressed with the 1 handed cutting too. Was the smaller saw a Stihl too? And I lust after his big saw, tho I probally couldn’t use it!

    5. carl from chicago Says:

      That is an amazing video. I don’t know what he gets paid to do that, but it can’t be enough.

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