Doing It Right, Doing It on Purpose, Doing it Awesome

Posted on July 15, 2014 9:00 pm


[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.

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11 Responses to “Doing It Right, Doing It on Purpose, Doing it Awesome”

  1. jw says:

    that certainly is one way to do it. damned impressive.

    here is another:

    http://www.wimp.com/shreddertrees/

  2. CrabbyOldBat says:

    Murderers! Assassins! Gaia rapers!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G880gxjj9dI&feature=kp

  3. Iowa Jim says:

    Amazing. There is nothing quite like doing a job right.

  4. James says:

    Still, if the tree had smashed one of the buildings to tiny bits this video would have gone viral by now.

  5. pbunyan says:

    That was impressive. A few years ago I hired a crew to take out a tree that was leaning over, and shedding branches on, my house. I shot this video: Bye Bye Red Oak

    It’s kinda long, but I thought it was cool. The guy had to be part squirrel.

  6. Harvey says:

    @5 pbunyan – Do these guys have a web site or something? I’d like to give them a shout-out, because that is some awesome tree work.

  7. pbunyan says:

    @6 Harvey – No they don’t. I’ve been trying to encourage them to make one, but they mostly just run ads in the local papers. One of the owners of the business is the son of a good friend of mine.

    And yeah, I know the real Paul Bunyan wouldn’t hire a tree service, but that tree was reeeeeaaaalllly big and reeeeaaaallly leaning over my house, so Mrs. Bunyan said no way was I going to attempt that. I didn’t argue, either, because although I felled hundreds of trees over the years, they don’t always go perfectly and that one would have been a big risk had they not limbed it first.

    I counted the rings on the stump and that tree started growing around 1883.

  8. Harvey says:

    Well, if you give me a street address & phone number, I’ll write them up a nice post so that whenever someone Googles them, they’ll see this video and hire them.

  9. pbunyan says:

    This was on their yp.com listing:

    Contact
    Corey
    Type
    Tree Services
    Address
    62640 22nd Ave,
    Bangor, Michigan,
    United States, 49013
    Phone
    (269) 214-1914
    Additional Information
    CLIMBING SPECIALIST, TRIMMING & REMOVAL, LOT CLEARING, CLEAN-UP, STORM WORK, LICENSED & INSURED

    Thanks!

  10. pbunyan says:

    P.S. The full name of their business is: C & R’s Out on a Limb Tree Care, LLC.

  11. Doug says:

    Probably shouldn’t mention that Spotted Owl’s nest.

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