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Shame. He couldn't have safely taken down the tree without my effort. He didn't even know how to take down a tree before I showed him on a tiny one. We're a team, and he's the 'umph' and I'm the everything else when we have to split up. Feels a bit like anyone able-bodied can use a chainsaw, not everyone can plan a safe fall in close quarters. But I guess I get it.
 
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BB submission for dropping 6”-8” standing dead tree with chainsaw
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7” dead tree w/ chainsaw
7” dead tree w/ chainsaw
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7” dead tree w/ chainsaw
7” dead tree w/ chainsaw
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7” dead tree w/ chainsaw
7” dead tree w/ chainsaw
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7” dead tree w/ chainsaw
7” dead tree w/ chainsaw
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I felled a dead tree with a chainsaw!
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Felled tree
Felled tree
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Chainsawing!
Chainsawing!
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Stump diameter
Stump diameter
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Wedge cut
Wedge cut
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Standing dead tree
Standing dead tree
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Dead tree destined to be firewood.
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Here's the tree I chose
Here's the tree I chose
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This was the other chainsaw BB I had forgotten. It's so funny. I had done this badge at least a dozen times over and never thought to record it. Silly me!
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The spruce sitting by the roadside was snapped over halfway during storms earlier this year
The spruce sitting by the roadside was snapped over halfway during storms earlier this year
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A bit closer
A bit closer
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The top that has been sitting the for the longest time
The top that has been sitting the for the longest time
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Wedge cut
Wedge cut
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Goodnight
Goodnight
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Easily over 8"
Easily over 8"
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Note: I'm sorry but the tree needs to be actually dead for this BB to apply.  Different felling techniques sometimes apply to dead/damaged trunks.

 
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I felled another dead tree, this time with a chainsaw. It was big enough to make me nervous. :)
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There in the middle.
There in the middle.
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Notch cut.
Notch cut.
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Down.
Down.
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Big enough!
Big enough!
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Here it is. Need a tree for my tiny house. This Beautiful grand fir will be perfect for interior paneling and also some 2x6 for interior work.

Butt end is 31" and i am going to get 68' of beautiful wood. Can't wait!

a tip is to bring a level with you. mark it out on the tree. helps get an even cut.
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dead standing grand fir
dead standing grand fir
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notch cut out
notch cut out
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tree down on the ground
tree down on the ground
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diameter of the stump
diameter of the stump
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A dead tree next to the road at the lab
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Cutting the back cut, wedge is done in the front
Cutting the back cut, wedge is done in the front
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Tiiiimmmmbbbbbeeeeerrrrr
Tiiiimmmmbbbbbeeeeerrrrr
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Getting a wee bit of firewood yesterday. Here is a nice fir that I cut down:
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Standing Dead
Standing Dead
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Notch Cut
Notch Cut
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Tree Down
Tree Down
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Stump Measured
Stump Measured
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I felled a tree at the BB20 event. Check it out.
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my tree
my tree
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my notch
my notch
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my action shot
my action shot
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my tree again, but more horizontaler
my tree again, but more horizontaler
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my stump
my stump
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