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Title: hungup pine tree
Post by: dpjones on January 11, 2018, 10:27:49 pm
No where to lay it exept in the tree tops, I'm not too good at falling either. These hang up trees allways make me nervous, allways by myself makes it worse but I got it down and I should get 7 or 800 bd ft from it.maybe more, scale it tomorrow. Truck shed is allmost ready to start nailing together
Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: 3000 FPS on January 11, 2018, 10:51:31 pm
yep I cut a lot of lodge pole pine up the mountains every year, about 20 to 30 trees.     I have a winch that I can strap to another tree and then pull the hang up down.   I also will pull a tree over when the lean is the wrong way and I need it to fall in a certain direction.   It works pretty good. 

The winch is just a cheap harbor freight that did not cost a lot to get but it does the job. 
Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: 3000 FPS on January 11, 2018, 10:57:13 pm
Here is a picture.

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Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: 660magnum on January 11, 2018, 11:36:08 pm
I've pulled them down with the truck or tractor and a chain. I've also cut them off from the bottom.

Cutting from the bottom is tempting the "phantom", so be cautious. Make a cut on the underside first so it doesn't split and then finish the cut from the upper side. 6' pieces at a time until the top falls on its own or the remaining tree gets light enough to pull down with whatever rig you have - tractor - truck - or wench.

Careful - - as hung up trees often want to roll as they fall.
Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: Cut4fun . on January 12, 2018, 07:22:52 am
Guy I know that I used to help had some big chain hoist deal.  Cant recall much about it. But it worked too.
Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: dpjones on January 12, 2018, 10:45:17 am
I like that winch setup, I got it down with the loader on tractor and it did roll but I didn't get hurt. I got a few that needs cut, none of them are clear to fall, they'll all be hangers.
Thanks
DJ
Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: HolmenTree on January 12, 2018, 09:44:37 pm
How you work that block of pine will determine how you can avoid those hangups.
Looks like you're on level ground so it'd be easy to judge your trees natural lean. All your trees in your block will lean "on the average" in one dominate direction.
Up here our spruce and pine has a dominate south easterly lean. So when I want to start felling, I start in the south east corner of the timber stand hopefully into a clearing or cut over. You may have to open up a clearing to work your "face" so you can work as a skid trail. As you work your block the "face" is moving Northward.
Here let me draw a picture. A picture says a 1000 words Lol.

Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: dpjones on January 13, 2018, 10:25:17 pm
Thanks, that's good information.

I must say this is a most helpful group, I'm glad I found it.
DJ
Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: Al Smith on January 14, 2018, 07:09:58 am
Don't feel so bad about a hanger .Just about anybody who has felled any amount of trees has hung at least one .
Same thing about pinching a saw in a cut .I've already had two saws pinched in the same tree and had to get a third to rescue the other two .Things just happen .
Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: 3000 FPS on January 14, 2018, 10:54:42 am
Don't feel so bad about a hanger .Just about anybody who has felled any amount of trees has hung at least one .
Same thing about pinching a saw in a cut .I've already had two saws pinched in the same tree and had to get a third to rescue the other two .Things just happen .

Yep +1 on that Al.
Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: dpjones on January 14, 2018, 12:50:28 pm
Looks like I may have quite a few to cut and hang, Southern Pine Beetles I think, from what I've seen they seem to be in the bigger pine and the ones harder to get to.

Does this look like pine beetles?
Title: Re: hungup pine tree
Post by: HolmenTree on January 14, 2018, 03:20:50 pm
Thanks, that's good information.

I must say this is a most helpful group, I'm glad I found it.
DJ
You're welcome DJ.
Another thing to consider is wind speed and direction while felling trees.
As I explained about felling with the trees natural lean off of a face of the timber stand.
You need a backup plan if you get a bad wind screwing up your felling. A 2nd face will be needed with a different angle on the timber stand to work with the wind.
One thing you quickly come to realize when felling trees, you can't fight the wind. Haha.