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Why you do not catch a falling limb!

Old 08-20-15, 03:45 PM
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Why you do not catch a falling limb!

I had cut off all that I could of the broken oak limb, I then twister it to break it off. (not a good idea in hind site). When it gave way, it through me to the side, inflicting micro tears.

The good news, it never bothered me while cycling!

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Ouch!
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Old 08-20-15, 05:03 PM
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I had a very large and nice mesquite tree that suffered terminal storm damage last week, and while I was ready to climb up into the tree and cut it down piece by piece, the wife REALLY did not want me to. We found a pro that would do the job at a price that I found acceptable.

I suspect she was afraid I'd end up looking worse.

I hope it heals up ok.
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Old 08-20-15, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SammyJ View Post

The good news, it never bothered me while cycling!
Yes, most importantly.
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Old 08-20-15, 06:26 PM
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As long as the bicycle was in a safe place, I'm happy for you. Glad that it wasn't worse for you, Sammy, watch those falling limbs when you are riding, too.

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Sammy, OUCH that looks a bit bruised. Some "studies" have shown that shaving your legs makes you a faster cyclist. if you had shaved your legs prior to tree trimming you could have quickly stepped out of the way and not got hurt Intended as a joke of course.
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Eucalyptus trees wil snap and drop in the blink of an eye. . .Australians (and koala bears) have great problems with those. And I have one in my garden
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If the limb is bigger than my wrist and or longer than me or far above my saw on a stick I call my Arborist

Us old guys should stay off the roof and ladders and should not do overhead work If we want to get to be older guyz....
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Eucalyptus trees wil snap and drop in the blink of an eye. . .Australians (and koala bears) have great problems with those. And I have one in my garden
You have an Australian in the garden?
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Wow! Heal fast!
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat View Post
I had a very large and nice mesquite tree that suffered terminal storm damage last week, and while I was ready to climb up into the tree and cut it down piece by piece, the wife REALLY did not want me to. We found a pro that would do the job at a price that I found acceptable.

I suspect she was afraid I'd end up looking worse.

I hope it heals up ok.
I guy I work with fell off a ladder and broke his hip. A response from a coworker was "people with money don't own ladders"
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
I guy I work with fell off a ladder and broke his hip. A response from a coworker was "people with money don't own ladders"

Good one.

Tree work can be some of the most dangerous (speaking from experience in having done the work professionally). I've seen trees twist at the last minute and go the wrong way and had to run for it.

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