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11 hours ago, SirVive said:

Maybe try something along the lines of this method 

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Hmmm, maybe not.

That's NOT the way to do it. First of all a tractor works much better(If your tree is small, MAYBE a pickup truck.), secondly you don't try to jerk the tree down you cut the tree down while pulling only hard enough to make it fall the direction you want. There are a lot of thing to consider too though, how big the tree is, how tall it is, If it is leaning it is going to be much harder to make fall in another direction, etc. 

Disclaimer: I don't suggest anyone doing this, unless they have someone who knows what they are doing! 

So:

1 Cut of as much of the tree as you can(A poll saw comes in very handy about then), preferably you would get down to nothing but the main trunk.

2 Get your ropes around it, and remember you don't want it to fall on you! So you may need rig up a pully system so it does not fall on you(Like putting your rope around another tree).

3 Cut a wedge in the side of the tree, facing the direction you want it to fall.

4 Then start cutting strait in from the other side, when the tree starts to fall you start gently pulling the tree the correct way. Remember all you are trying to do by pulling it is to help it fall the right way, you are not trying to yank the tree down. 

Once again, don't try to do this unless you have someone who knows what they are doing, unless you want to be on YouTube like the people @SirVive posted. 

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3 minutes ago, Kevin said:

 

That's NOT the way to do it. First of all a tractor works much better(If your tree is small, MAYBE a pickup truck.), secondly you don't try to jerk the tree down you cut the tree down while pulling only hard enough to make it fall the direction you want. There are a lot of thing to consider too though, how big the tree is, how tall it is, If it is leaning it is going to be much harder to make fall in another direction, etc. 

Disclaimer: I don't suggest anyone doing this, unless they have someone who knows what they are doing! 

So:

1 Cut of as much of the tree as you can(A poll saw comes in very handy about then), preferably you would get down to nothing but the main trunk.

2 Get your ropes around it, and remember you don't want it to fall on you! So you may need rig up a pully system so it does not fall on you(Like putting your rope around another tree).

3 Cut a wedge in the side of the tree, facing the direction you want it to fall.

4 Then start cutting strait in from the other side, when the tree starts to fall you start gently pulling the tree the correct way. Remember all you are trying to do by pulling it is to help it fall the right way, you are not trying to yank the tree down. 

Once again, don't try to do this unless you have someone who knows what they are doing, unless you want to be on YouTube like the people @SirVive posted. 

There's a reason why we're just waiting for it to fall. The tree is quite heavy, tall, and thick.

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13 hours ago, SirVive said:

Maybe try something along the lines of this method 

 

 

Yah know, even by South Carolina standards, that's 'red'.

I wonder if they realize the tree weighs several times more than the car?  Also, because the rope is around the base of the tree, IF they'd pulled it loose then the top would come down on whatever was behind it.  Even if you trim it first like @Kevinsuggests, you need to get the rope up high enough that the trunk comes forward, with a chain long enough that the car isn't hit.  (Not a rope; too much give.)

But the suspension in that car is shot now, along with possible frame damage.

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13 hours ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

Hmmm, maybe not.

Agree 🙃 @Kevin wrote quite detailed instructions that will work much better and not require you to either have no brains, or way too much beer, (or both) like in my example of how NOT to do it.

On a serious note - try contacting your utility. At least where I live they would much rather remove the tree in the sunshine BEFORE it takes the wire down than after a storm when they not only have to cut it off but then repair the damage when they have 5000 other people in the same fix as you. I had a large tree in my back yard that was dying and too close to the high voltage line for me to feel comfortable felling it as well as being tall enough to come uncomfortably close to hitting my house if it fell away from the lines. I called the utility and they came out for free and cut it down low enough to both clear the lines and my house and just left me with a 30' standing stump and a pile of brush to deal with.

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On 9/6/2021 at 3:44 PM, Kevin said:

I am impressed, you know who wrote Lamentations. If you had asked me, I don't think I could have told you for sure.

Really though, I thought the first post would be: " 'Lamentations'? What is that?"

Some of my favorite verses surround the one you quoted ☺️

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11 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Not a rope; too much give.

 

Also, rope can snap and be ridiculously dangerous. Forget the damage to the car, those guys standing around were in very serious danger. For what it's worth, you have to be careful choosing an appropriate rope for tug of war or people can lose fingers.

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13 hours ago, Kevin said:

What is as tall as a whole tree around here! 

And I have planted trees that tall at planting time :classic_cool:  2 or 3 trees to a semi load.     300' for an old growth native tree is not unheard of around here. The one they cut was probably 60-80'.

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17 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

$$$$$

Except when the home owner spent over a half million on bronze sculptures and another half million just to acid etch all the patios and curbing along the driveway (and I don't even ask what it cost to build the house) a few measly 30' trees are more like 🍿

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