Helmets, I don’t wear a helmet 95% of the time. I feel safer without it for the following reason. Fatigue is a common factor in many accidents,because it impairs judgement. Overheating will cause fatigue. The body vents most of its heat through the feet,hands and head. Boots are not optional but gloves,shirt and helmet are. The real feel temperature on this day was 95 degrees but the risk of dead wood falling from above was still greater than the risk of overheating. This monster, nasty dead Beech tree required extra precautions and wearing a helmet was one of them.
Oldest Tree in Little Falls
When roping the top of a tree that you’re tied to, it’s important to be in a stable position when the piece comes off. If you make your cut slowly it might give you time to turn off your saw and hang it on your belt. It can also allow you time to get comfortable and enjoy the ride. The wind was in my favor on this day. I made 90% of the cut, put my saw away, got comfortable and waited for the wind to do the rest.
We took down this large oak next to the house. Some of the cuts were very difficult and it rained most of the day but the most stress I felt that day was watching Tim Stanton set up his crane. Tim always goes above and beyond the call of duty. Very few crane operators would take a job like this one.