First cuts of the season

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    oldnotdead Die Hard Bowhunter

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    OMG I'm out of shape just these two have my arms like noodles. Today is a drop and go day ,but the big beech was blocking the trail plot deer run. So it got limbed and short log sectioned.
    For you cutters out there, only the big leaner are hinged. I'm using a pruner pole saw thus away from cut and always have the "escape" cleared. This makes sectioning so much easier. All others are wedged and directional cut. I take heat for this thus the explanation.I'm a chicken at heart so very aware of everything. It also helps with the dreaded roll overs when limbing large trees, though I never COUNT on that. 20200131_141720.jpg 20200131_141648.jpg 20200131_141643.jpg
     
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    3 more down good afternoon work 20200131_150118.jpg 20200131_150106.jpg
     
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    4 in of snow yesterday but a beautiful blue sky day for cutting today. Hhmmm Phil may be right...two flock of snow geese heading due North so far. Birds are really singing today. 40 degrees.

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    This will take some time to limb. Then one more and home for lunch.
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    You are a patient person doing all that cutting with a pole saw. I would be done with all that in 15 minutes, dropped, limbed and bucked.
     
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    Here's the last one for Today Not bad threaded it with breaking just one limb and bending one bad sapling.
    I have to be patient made a promise to never cut with regular saw by myself. If hubby knew I'd be able to cut these trees he'd never gotten me a pruning saw..lol besides I'm not young so for a gal in her 60's I do Ok to be patient...

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    Finally I had enough guts to take the Gator out. It was very sketchy but I'm actually a good driver so never got stuck. Took the saw out and hit a new section of woods. I cut so many standing dead ash I lost count. The emerald ash borer were very busy last year. This is the type of cutting I hate. You run into too many trees that just don't want to fall right. They are also too tall and some what light, they hang up.
    well my son will be a very happy camper this winter. He switched back to wood from pellet this winter.
     
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    Today was a good day 12 trees down limbed and sectiond. Only one had to be winched down and fell perfect.
    Man the big ones are tough sectioning. I do 4 ft so I can bear hug them and move to the. side, some I have to just roll off. So much brush for the fencing. Did some of that today as well...tired and sore!
     

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