Fredy Perlman wrote:Occasionally peeps on here will mention climbing trees (Dale Hodgins and Henry Jabel came up on a search) but I haven't seen mention of how.
I have quite a few trees with dead tops waiting to fall off, or forked sickly trunks, or just high dead branches that need limbing. Though I have a pole pruner, it's of no use above 16'.
I have a climbing harness but it seems I need spurs to get up the trunk. These 3 basic configurations seem most common, but only one is modern. I would love some opinions on these designs as to efficacy and safety as well as likelihood to injure the tree, or what you use. I don't know if there's been a lot of innovation in spur design and two of these are pretty old. There are plenty of old systems around for a good price, just clean up the metal and rig in new straps.
Suggestion. I have the same problem. I am thinking of getting a small drone and attach a fish line to it and then fly above the branch to cut and then fly down so that I can pull on the fish line. A bigger cable would be attached to the fish line . One of those cutting metal wire could be brought to the branch with the cable and with a back and forth movement, the branch could be cut. the only problem, I think it would need two guy to do the push pull motion to cut with that type of cutting wire.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:Oh, this is the biggest error I see most every where, failure to have a pre-planned escape route that is 45 degrees from the felling line.
I have taken time to clear undergrowth so I have my route away ready to go, when the crack comes, it is time to get out of the way, and that means far away. Redhawk