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A few trees that I cut down this last week for firewood. I only cut down 4 trees, the photo file names are the order in which I loaded them on the trailer.
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Notching a tree
Notching a tree
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Felled tree
Felled tree
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I was making a bit of a jungle, so I left one of the four trees standing until I got the others cleaned up.
I was making a bit of a jungle, so I left one of the four trees standing until I got the others cleaned up.
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Felled a dead tree today with a chainsaw as a Boot.
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Tree to fell
Tree to fell
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Notch cut
Notch cut
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Jack for safety
Jack for safety
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Timber!
Timber!
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Size
Size
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- drop 6” to 8” dead tree with a chainsaw.
- Trees larger than 8" diameter are ok if that's what your woodland care plans require to be cut

To get certified for this BB, post pictures or video (less than 2 min) of the following:  

 - Your 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

I have a dead box elder tree on the corner of my property near my chicken run. Before it came down and caused any damage, I figure I would get ahead of the curve on a calm day. Christmas Eve was the ticket! I cut the wedge and the tree slid down to the ground and stood against the bigger tree. I did another cut about midway and the top swing down and laid on the brush pile. I ended up limbing it up, I was hoping to salvage some wood but most of the log length was rotted. I think this will end up in some kind of huegal project.
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Small Dead Tree on a Rotting Stump
Small Dead Tree on a Rotting Stump
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Wedge
Wedge
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The top of the tree got caught on the nearby tree. Did another quick cut in the middle and it came straight down easy peasy.
The top of the tree got caught on the nearby tree. Did another quick cut in the middle and it came straight down easy peasy.
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Look at that rot. Was a time bomb.
Look at that rot. Was a time bomb.
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Several aleppo pines have died after a one year drought (240mm in 2023).

My frirst ever tree cutting had to be an easy one.

Since this one had grown in diagonal, there was no doubt about its trajectory.

It had a much larger bark than expected with external carbon marks from the 1985 fire.

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Choosen
Choosen
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Wedge
Wedge
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Fallen
Fallen
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Measure (cm)
Measure (cm)
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This is a dead-standing tree along my canal line. It's got a multi-stem trunk, each at lease 6 inches in diameter. I treated each trunk like a separate tree.
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The tree to fell
The tree to fell
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Wedge missing from the first trunk
Wedge missing from the first trunk
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All 3 trunks down
All 3 trunks down
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One of them was 9 inches, but 14 all together
One of them was 9 inches, but 14 all together
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I helped clear some trees during the PTJ for the Humus Well project. Thanks for the instruction, Elliot! And thanks to Eve for the action shots!
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Dead tree
Dead tree
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Notch (above the cut from someone else’s former attempt)
Notch (above the cut from someone else’s former attempt)
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Action shot!
Action shot!
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Timber!
Timber!
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10” diameter
10” diameter
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