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  1. #1476
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    The root wad looks so small for such a large tree, and no big roots. Is that normal for sequoia, or maybe too much soil compaction from the tourists perhaps?

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    Good question. Supposedly, failure from wind events if the main cause of death for that species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Not mine. Yosemite. Mine was a pondo pine. Maybe 28” dbh. It’s hard for me to understand scale of that sequoia. The Yosemite FB page said that it was a large one from the Mariposa Grove.
    I imagine they’ll just leave it there.

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    yup
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    And just reroute that trail (or whatever that is that it fell across).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Big wind event in much of California this week. We had one of our neighbor’s beetle kill pondo pines fall onto our property. Broke about three feet above the ground. No damage, but it could have fallen on another neighbor’s house. It makes me glad that I cut down our very large beetle killed pondo a few years ago. Usually, the beetle kill ponderosa pines snap at their top and the rest of the trunk turns into a snag and rots in place, but occasionally, the whole thing will drop and make a mess.

    If you had to remove this, how’d you do it? It’s a giant sequoia in Yosemite from the wind event.
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    You'd need to check in on the dynamite thread for that one.

  7. #1482
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    yeah that’s what we would have done on my crew in the past




    BOOM
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Like it’s a dead beached whale!!

  9. #1484
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    we did that for dead horses in the backcountry as well

    they call it “scatter burying”
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    It sounds like an excuse for boom-boom.... but a fun excuse! (Bring an umbrella!)

  11. #1486
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    no it’s totally necessary

    dead critters in the trail attract bears
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    Chainsaw! Lop and scatter :P

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    yuk
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  14. #1489
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    Well it is a chainsaw thread.... :P

    Somebody around me is selling an older stihl 090 for $800. Claimed that it’s running great, but that it hasn’t been used since 2001. It was used as a ripping saw at that time. If somebody is interested, ping me and I can give contact info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Well it is a chainsaw thread.... :P

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    and we talk about the APPROPRIATE use of saws here
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  16. #1491
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    Too funny. Chainsaw rips meat and shatters bone into shards leaving a kerf almost twice the width of the bar. Reciprocating saw is a much better tool for coarse butchery. Experience with both used on large animal backbones. With a chainsaw, the wire mesh face shield is no bueno. Rubberized rain gear and full face shield required.

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    dynamite works great
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    If anyone is looking for a spare bar and chains, especially for firewood cutting - I'm looking to clean some stuff out of the shop.

    20" Stihl bar - used, but not abused. Maintained w/ lots of life left. 3/8" pitch, 0.05" gauge, 72 drive links. Scabbard included.

    All four chains listed below are correct fit for this bar and require a round file for sharpening:

    2 - Stihl Rapid Super (RS) - this is their full chisel chain. Cuts great, but not as fast as square ground. (1 chain NIB, 1 chain w/ 95% tooth remaining)
    1 - Stihl Rapid Super Full (RSF) - this is their full chisel, full skip chain. Cuts pine really well, and most softwoods well. (NIB)
    1 - Stihl Rapid Micro 3 (RM3) - this is their "low kickback" semi-chisel (85% tooth remaining)

    $33 + cost of shipping? Less? Can send pics via email if anyone is interested.

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    The chainsaw thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by donetlynx View Post
    If anyone is looking for a spare bar and chains, especially for firewood cutting - I'm looking to clean some stuff out of the shop.

    20" Stihl bar - used, but not abused. Maintained w/ lots of life left. 3/8" pitch, 0.05" gauge, 72 drive links. Scabbard included.

    All four chains listed below are correct fit for this bar and require a round file for sharpening:

    2 - Stihl Rapid Super (RS) - this is their full chisel chain. Cuts great, but not as fast as square ground. (1 chain NIB, 1 chain w/ 95% tooth remaining)
    1 - Stihl Rapid Super Full (RSF) - this is their full chisel, full skip chain. Cuts pine really well, and most softwoods well. (NIB)
    1 - Stihl Rapid Micro 3 (RM3) - this is their "low kickback" semi-chisel (85% tooth remaining)

    $33 + cost of shipping? Less? Can send pics via email if anyone is interested.
    That’s a killer deal.

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