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Around here, we have plenty of Chinaberry trees. It's an invasive that spreads like wildfire and guzzles the already scarce water.

Decided to take this one down with the bowsaw and get my bb in the process. 😋
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Note: Looking good Johanan but it has to be 6-8" at the stump.  Yours appears to only be 5".  Hopefully there are more Chinaberry trees for you to cut.

 
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New toy, love my crosscut saw. Need now to learn to sharpen it.

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I must admit that I got a little lazy with the size of my notch (face cut) cutting this sand pine by hand.  I used my triple bevel pruning saw. Mad respect to the lumberjacks of old.

Note to the eagle-eyed the closer up picture is of a different tree, just wanted to show the saw.

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Note: The notch is still bigger than you needed.  I usually teach to notch 30% into the tree.

 
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Here is my submission for Drop 6” to 8” live standing tree with a bow saw - PEP BB woodland.sand.livebow

To qualify I am posting the following pics:
 - chosen tree to cut
 - Action shot about half way through
 - Fallen tree
 - Measurement across the cut stump showing diameter
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I haven't done much tree felling in my life, so it was nice to reaffirm how satisfying and tiring it is. We had two oaks up front that needed to be taken down, so I tackled one and my dad did the other. It was great!
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My tree
My tree
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Sawing is tiring but so much quieter than a chainsaw
Sawing is tiring but so much quieter than a chainsaw
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Thar, she goes!
Thar, she goes!
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All done!
All done!
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Note: Looks like you met the requirements but it's hard to tell if you did a notch/wedge cut.  If not, I'd highly recommend some research on safe tree felling.  If you did, sorry for being presumptive

 
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To get certified for this BB, post pics or video showing:  

- Your chosen tree
- Tree with the wedge/notch cut
- Tree on the ground
- Measurement across the stump showing diameter
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Note: I certify this BB complete. Well done

 
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I felled this live tree with a bowsaw when I was at SKIP camp last summer. The photos below show my chosen tree, the tree with the wedge/notch cut, the tree on the ground, and the measurement across the stump.

Thanks very much!
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