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havanagranite
Re: Cutting Down Trees

you are going to pay 3-5 hundred for a good saddle, and another 5 for a good set of spikes. and that is before you touch and that is before you touch ropes, pullies and riggings. and that is before you are taught how to even use that kind of equiptment. and that is before you touch the fact of insurance. your insurance company probally won't cover you if you cut it down yourself, thats to say you or your house or garage or anything else that may be damaged by the misfelled tree or your spike hitting loose bark. do you know the proper knots to tie for use in ascending and decending proper tie off knots. there is a lot more then just putting on a set of spikes.

that aside if you have an interest in climbing people actually tree climb as a hobby which can be a lot of fun. and there are actually tree climbing clubs. they generally don't use spikes like someone who is going to do tree removal but use a harness or saddle along with other equiptment that is consists of either single or double ropes (leaving no scars on trees) to ascend or descend. and being in association with these clubs will put a person with people who are experienced so you can learn how to climb in a safe manner.

choqokat
Re: Cutting Down Trees
choqokat wrote:

i know TOH has cut down trees in quite a few episodes, but which episode was this? i'm looking for an episode that showed cutting down a tree (really old walnut?) and ended with a new driveway (having a top layer of white/quahog shells and a picket fence with a curved in gate). it was for a cape home where the "garden" was also replanted. i may be in the wrong show, but thanks for your input.

UPDATE: i was googling images for new england shrubs and - eureka! - found everything i was looking for.

mea culpa! it's from a VICTORY GARDEN episode (okay, two - 2824 and 2825) from 2003! and it was a walnut tree. have a look-see.

"new england shrub" google image result: last image (on 032810 @ 1406)

here are the VICTORY GARDEN pages for the referenced photo:
1. suburban makeover, part 1
2. suburban makeover, part 2

i probably sent wgbh an email about this also because i distinctly remember hunting through victory garden's stuff and it wasn't there then. oh! happy days!

thank you, WGBH!

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