Timber!!!!

Large White Pine + Being struck by lightning + Leaning over a barn = Disaster!

Large White Pine + Being struck by lightning + Leaning over a barn = Disaster!

Every tree job I do always seems to be an adventure.   

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For any of you that have had the joy of cutting White pine, it is quite fun.  There is never a gentle creaking sound as a branch gradually bends as you cut it, it just holds steady till it reaches its breaking point and then POW like a shotgun it breaks in two and falls.  Which is always a blast 40 feet up in a bucket!!

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One last look over to eye up the obstacles for felling.  About a 15 foot clear landing where I am taking the picture from.  An apple tree on my right and a small ornamental tree up and to the left. 

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And a deep breath of relief.  other than a few apples knocked to the ground, she went right were she was supposed to!! 

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And for a bonus,  as long as I can get these on the saw mill and with any luck they will fit,  I will be able to make enough 12 foot beams for a beautiful farm stand for next summer!! 

Posted on August 22, 2013 .