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We keep a good number of standing dead trees on our property for wildlife and wild edible mushroom growing, but this one was contributing to an excessively moist mosquito-breeding pocket and leaning a little over a walkway, which can be a hazard particularly as hurricane season is beginning in earnest in these parts.Once I had downed the tree, my brother helped me break it down and drag it to a hugel-inspired garden bed in progress.
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Standing dead tree
Standing dead tree
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Partially cut showing wedge
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Stump showing bigger than 6 inches in diameter
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I chose to chop down a dead tree with an axe at my friend's house.  He needed the help, I needed the BB!  Win win situation
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Note: Sorry, but this BB requires felling the tree with a bow saw.

 
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New toy, love my crosscut saw. Need now to learn to sharpen it. Not easy to work in the snow



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Had to remove some dead tree’s from a property that I am getting ready to sell, so it was the perfect time to get a BB.

This gave me mad respect for the lumberjacks of old. I had to take a break in the middle of cutting the tiny thing! I used my trusty triple bevel pruning saw.

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

To get certified for this BB, I am posting pictures of the following:  

 - chosen tree to cut
 - Action shot about half way through felling the tree showing your wedge/notch cut completed
 - Fallen tree
 - Measurement across the stump showing the diameter
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I had a dead hardwood along the front of our path that we will slowly start turning into a forest garden. This was my first time taking down this size tree with a bow saw (I got the bow saw for $5.40 at a local farm store!!!)

Action Shot (time-lapsed) ...not sure how to embed "shorts":

https://youtube.com/shorts/4wUEI6gZWvc
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downed tree
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stump measurement
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action-ish shot
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Note: Hi Chris, I normally don't comment on how cuts are made but your notch is much deeper into the tree than normally recommended.  1/3 of the way in is usually enough.

 
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I felled this dead standing tree at SKIP camp last summer. I'm providing the 4 requested pictures:

Many thanks for your consideration!

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my chosen tree
my chosen tree
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the notch
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the felled tree
the felled tree
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measuring the diameter
measuring the diameter
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For y'all's consideration: i dropped a dead tree that was leaning towards my cabin using a bow saw, plus a rope and ratchet clamps operated by neighbors. The added gear was to decrease odds of it falling towards the cabin. If that's an issue i certainly have plenty other dead trees coming down, i can document another.
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Note: Unfortunately you gotta do it by yourself.  Next time could you take the pic with the tape showing the full diameter? 

 
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Round two, hopefully this submission has everything done right. I added a shot of the tree circumference because i thought it might not quite look 6" diameter, but it is, based on 20"/pi = 6.37"
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measure 1
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measure 2
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Dead tree hand tools
Edit Thank you Paul! I will try harder next time.
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Just placing timber tool
Just placing timber tool
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Saw & backcut
Saw & backcut
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Notch
Notch
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Wasn't going to get bigger by waiting
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Live larch Oops!
Live larch Oops!
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Standing dead
Standing dead
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Note: I certify this BB complete.  Please ensure that the photos are in the order required and they are in focus, especially where measurements or other details are required.

 
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