[Cutting Down An Enormous Tree With Perfect Precision] (Viewer #8,441)
Any idiot can cut a tree down. A skilled woodcutter can choose the general direction in which it falls. But a master lumberjack can move a tree with surgical precision.
Scott of Scott’s Tree Service in Randle, Washington is such a lumberjack.
The roofs of the two buildings were about 4 feet apart. The tree had to fall through the middle of this narrow channel. Arranging this drop required precise planning:
“This is not a “Lucky Shot”. This had been planned and the ground prepared out there in the distance so the tree would not fish tail or twist when it hit the ground. The tree was perfectly straight and limb balanced. The falling cuts were gunned to the exact spot half way between the buildings. An appropriate face cut was used.”
More backstory at Neatorama.