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Tree Trimming Gone Bad! (Graphic)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2fe_1348111302 ^

Posted on 09/20/2012 9:38:25 AM PDT by Orange1998

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2fe_1348111302

This guy had all the right tools but not the knowledge.


TOPICS: Agriculture; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: sourcetitlenoturl; tree
For all you guys wanting to save a buck or two please think twice. Leave this for the professionals.
1 posted on 09/20/2012 9:38:29 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

The title needs an adjective added, that’s nasty...


2 posted on 09/20/2012 9:41:47 AM PDT by RedWing9 (Zero sucks... Jesus Rocks...)
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To: Orange1998

It’s not really that complicated to trim most street type trees (less than 25 feet high), but if you don’t know where to make the cuts (branch juncture) and which branches to remove (bad leaders, bad crotches, crossing branches), it WILL be a disaster.


3 posted on 09/20/2012 9:43:32 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Orange1998

Darn good thing he had saftey glasses on!


4 posted on 09/20/2012 9:48:25 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: Orange1998

if he didn’t tie off the limb it wouldn’t have kicked back on him and just fallen .IMOP
Plus why was the idiot recording it?


5 posted on 09/20/2012 9:49:00 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Orange1998

Oh, man. That poor guy; that’s awful!


6 posted on 09/20/2012 9:49:26 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Orange1998

DAYUM! You couldn’t give a warning?


7 posted on 09/20/2012 9:50:54 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Orange1998

First of all tieing it off is plain stupid. Second of all he should of notched the bottom of the branch.

I just dropped seven trees last weekend, one of them a 50+ foot tall ash. I dropped it right in between my pool and my blueberry bushes.

You aim the notch where you want it to fall and it will.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 9:52:56 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Orange1998

The looked like it might have hurt a little bit.:-(


9 posted on 09/20/2012 9:53:59 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: t1b8zs
Plus why was the idiot recording it?

Crossing himself before climbing the tree was a nice touch...

10 posted on 09/20/2012 9:55:09 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1339 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: TheRhinelander
First of all tieing it off is plain stupid.

Totally. The big branch had nowhere to go but to swing at him.

11 posted on 09/20/2012 9:56:59 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Orange1998

Epic Fail tree service.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 9:58:39 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Orange1998
Former Pittsburgh Steeler Steve Courson was killed in a tree cutting accident...

"In November 2005, he died in an accident at his home in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Courson had been cutting down a 44-foot (13 m) tree on his property, but a gust of wind changed the direction of its fall, and he moved into its path while attempting to prevent his dog from being struck. The dog, a black Labrador retriever, was found alive guarding Courson's body when the tree was removed."

13 posted on 09/20/2012 9:59:00 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Orange1998

There were 2 different guys in my neighborhood who tried to trim their own trees. One fell off his ladder and had to grab the tree to stop from falling which caused bloody cuts and bruises to his ribs and stomach.

The other used rope to “control” a limb as he cut it. It sailed through a neighbors window as a result.

Now, we all use a guy named Jerry the Tree Trimmer.


14 posted on 09/20/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT by albie
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To: Orange1998

Congratulations, you just discovered POTENTIAL ENERGY! So instead of the limb crushing a neighbor’s car, house or something, you discovered that the tie-off line acts like a fulcrum and you are in the arc, obvious in hindsight, no? Sell this video for object lesson on why this should NOT BE a one-man job! Second man should hold tension line on the tree limb. Sympathies and OUCH!


15 posted on 09/20/2012 10:00:35 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: Orange1998

Reminds me of the time when my parents were still alive. My mom called me one day and said “Harry, is in the hospital.” Me: What? what happened —how is he?” Mom: “He was trimming the tree in the patio and fell”
Me: WHAT WAS HE DOING IN THE TREE?

He was 70 years old. Luckily he landed on his feet — didn’t break anything — but... jammed his right femur into the hip bone and was never the same as you can imagine. SHE had told him to trim the tree — it wasn’t his idea.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 10:02:26 AM PDT by bunster
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To: Orange1998

The tree was either entangled up above or pushed against a building. Take note for the future when trimming a tree.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 10:03:56 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Orange1998

As the guy in the Full metal jacket movie said........ “better you than me”.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 10:09:06 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Orange1998

That’s gonna leave a mark.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 10:11:24 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Orange1998

Applied physics fail


20 posted on 09/20/2012 10:12:56 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: null and void
Crossing himself before climbing the tree was a nice touch...

I guess you could say it worked since he ain't dead........LOL

21 posted on 09/20/2012 10:26:06 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Orange1998

Bad decision making. He tied off the branch first by a rope. This took away the natural path the branch would have taken due to gravity. All that energy had to go somewhere so it went the only way it could....towards the guy cutting the branch at the base. Never should have tied that sucker off. Or if he had to he should have tied it closer to the base so the rope would be perpendicular to the ground so it would not swing.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 10:29:01 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: Orange1998

Ouch!

Would make a good safety training film, I’d say!

Yeah, there’s things I’ll do with a chain saw and things I won’t do. This sits firmly in the “won’t do” column.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 10:31:20 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: albie
A friend of mine has a tree trimming business here in S.E. Michigan. A number of years ago he told me about his sister who attempted to cut a large limb off a tree in her backyard. Evidently it was very high and the ladder was barely able to reach it. So she was at the top of the ladder, when she cut the limb off, the remaing branch which had been weighted down, of course lost the weight and snapped up, throwing her and the ladder backwards. She was seriously hurt with a broken back and internal injuries as well.....
24 posted on 09/20/2012 10:33:12 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Orange1998

That Liveleak video is actually one of the tamer ones. The site is well known for posting gore. Beheadings, murders, nasty accidents and the like. Not a good site for the squeamish.


25 posted on 09/20/2012 10:50:53 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Orange1998

bookmark


26 posted on 09/20/2012 10:52:14 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: Orange1998

People with the imagination to foresee things like this, lead boring lives.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 1:27:10 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Orange1998

No undercut / backside cut? I’ve dropped 50’ trees between two others in the wind.


28 posted on 09/20/2012 1:49:36 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: Arrowhead1952

50’ Tree? Are you kidding me. Hope you did not take it down in swoop.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 2:14:53 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

30 posted on 09/20/2012 2:28:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Nice!


31 posted on 09/20/2012 2:42:13 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Daffynition

32 posted on 09/20/2012 2:46:18 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

LOL....that sure takes it another level! LOL HAHAHA!

It’s probably the same guy in both applications!


33 posted on 09/20/2012 2:59:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Orange1998
No kidding. We had 50’ tall cedars that we used the first part of the stem for fence corners and the rest for line posts. We'd cut down with a single wedge back-cut and then drop them from the other side. It was kind of hard if the diameter was much more than the length of the blade.
34 posted on 09/20/2012 3:10:09 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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Sounds like I'm glad that I don't have streaming here on dialup.

Tree Trimming Gone Bad!

35 posted on 09/21/2012 4:50:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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