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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:44 am    Post subject: Huge storm takes out Sequoia Reply with quote

Famous cabin tree no longer standing.
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/09/508919216/iconic-sequoia-tunnel-tree-brought-down-by-california-storm
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timberrrrrrrrr.
Well I suppose the tunnel through it didn't help its structural integrity.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's sad but hardly surprising.

We woke up to some storm damage of our own yesterday. One of our Scot's pines has snapped off at the top and is hanging by a thread over OH's shed. Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We lost a large Chestnut tree Christmas eve, top snapped off, Lost top of Macrocarpa yesterday and Big bow split on Salix alba. and that was not a big storm.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your gardens are falling apart......
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your sympathy T.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sort of wish it would fall. Not sure what we are going to do about it. Confused

If it were to un peel from the tree and drop straight down it should be cushioned when it falls by all those little twigs and needles. But if the wind gets up again and it goes suddenly - then maybe OH's shed will go with it, oo er.



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sympathy is in the post and as for the tree oooohhh errrrrr.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best to get it down before it gets pulled off by another storm
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but the question is - how?! I've spoken to the friend who's husband sorted the other trees. I trust him.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lassoo and pull ! !
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That wire across the front could be a problem, DO NOT LASOO AND PULL.
You are going to need a climber to do it safely afraid this will cost you money. If you pull it will have some weight and you have no control over where it will fall. Hire a hoist and get up into it then take it down bit by bit.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops i didnt see that wire
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ado 2 wrote:
Lassoo and pull ! !
Not just the wire (phone line) but,just out of shot a catinery (?) wire carrying power to shed and tea house/stream, not to mention OH's shed.

Just over a year ago an old friend of ours lost her son to such a tree, when he was working - with all the right gear, on clearing a part-fallen tree. Things didn't go as planned and the thing swung round and killed him.

No, we will definitely be leaving that to someone who knows what they are doing!!!

It looks so innocent and almost weighless swinging gentley in the breeze, but it ain't. Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry you are right. It does look innocent. I am sorry to hear about your friends son. I shall think before I write again. Bedt of luck with it
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