Saturday, October 11, 2008

I'm sorry Albert R. Gore Jr.

But we were at the home of one of those evil rich people yesterday cutting down a tree destroying a carbon offset and one of Gaea's children.

It was an Arizona Ash that was threatening the bosses lake house.
A BIG ash tree that had come to the end of it's lifespan and was threatening his roof.
So I got to stress test the newest boom truck we had.

It was almost found wanting on the first limb we tried because that chunk of tree was lifting both of the opposite side stabilizers. (It felt like the truck was going over when the limb let go.) The weight chart said that it was rated at about two tomes at a 30 degree angle and 50' out...it didn't look that heavy when we first cut it.

After a day of cutting and chipping, we're down to the final big chunks that we can't even give away, because it's not much more than pulpwood. I wonder if Selma has a burn ban in effect today?

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