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2020-09-30 5:12:06 PM  
I'm not sure what he expected to happen.
 
2020-09-30 5:36:59 PM  
This process took a great amount of skill and courage. Luckily, the arborist took all necessary precautions before attempting such a feat.

I want to see the Job Hazard Analysis for this one. Was "thrown into low-earth orbit" included?
 
2020-09-30 5:49:38 PM  
That looks like an OSHA violation.
 
2020-09-30 5:55:00 PM  
I was kinda hoping he was gonna fly two streets over.
 
2020-09-30 5:55:23 PM  
There was a guy back in the 60s who had an act like that except he used a giant pendulum. If you see him on variety shows once in a while. His rig was too big for the studio so they had to set it up in a parking lot.
 
2020-09-30 5:55:47 PM  
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2020-09-30 5:57:13 PM  
Witness me, bloodbag!

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2020-09-30 5:58:29 PM  
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that ent the best way to do that.
 
2020-09-30 5:58:35 PM  
It's like something from a Bugs Bunny cartoon
 
2020-09-30 5:59:58 PM  
And he killed the palm while he was at it. The grow from the tip, cut it off and the tree dies.
 
2020-09-30 6:00:13 PM  
They would make a killing selling new underwear next to the ride for $100.
 
2020-09-30 6:00:25 PM  
I wonder how many more chunks he took off before he came down?
 
2020-09-30 6:00:34 PM  
Yeah, I would have just cut that thing down from the ground, let it fall where it may.
 
2020-09-30 6:00:55 PM  
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2020-09-30 6:03:03 PM  
fronds don't let fronds on that ride.
 
2020-09-30 6:03:57 PM  
Looks like something my crazy neighbor would do, except he'd knock out a power line again.
 
2020-09-30 6:03:59 PM  
Jackass 3: The Christmas Tree
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2020-09-30 6:05:42 PM  
I just had 3 trees felled in my yard by a climber and crew so I'm getting a kick...

Seriously, they just left like 20 minutes ago. I would never have the balls to do that job. I'll drop trees from the ground when there's room but these guys are freaking men.
 
2020-09-30 6:06:18 PM  
Good ol' San Berdoo. There's a good chance that the guy was both incredibly dumb and on drugs.
 
2020-09-30 6:12:43 PM  
That guy knew exactly what he was doing. He used the smallest saw he could, was harnessed to the tree, killed the saw as soon as the top came off and as long as he hung on and kept his face from harm he was going to be just fine. The weight he took off was way more that he weighed so there was no chance he was going to snap the trunk off. I am sure he took it apart on the way down about 3 feet at a time. Maybe less because palm is heavy when wet.
 
2020-09-30 6:30:13 PM  

farker99: And he killed the palm while he was at it. The grow from the tip, cut it off and the tree dies.


I'm certain the arborist was aware, and this was the design of the operation.
 
2020-09-30 6:34:36 PM  
As someone with 2 wood stoves in the family, I am looking at that tree trunk with extreme envy.

Do palm trees burn well, or does coconut oil translate into creosote buildup...?
 
2020-09-30 6:37:12 PM  

UberDave: That looks like an OSHA violation.


Only if they know about it...oh, wait.

CalOSHA is probably not amused, but since the guy wasn't killed or (presumably) seriously injured, they might not get more than a stern letter. Depends on the history, if any, of the guy's employer (assuming he's not a one-man show).
 
2020-09-30 6:39:37 PM  
He better enjoy the ride while he can...I hear drumfp got confused and made being an arborist illegal.
 
2020-09-30 6:43:50 PM  
The only acceptable use of vertical video.
 
2020-09-30 6:56:25 PM  
360 Swing + Paramotor
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2020-09-30 6:57:02 PM  
Looks more like something you would find at Fun Spot
 
2020-09-30 6:57:37 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: As someone with 2 wood stoves in the family, I am looking at that tree trunk with extreme envy.

Do palm trees burn well, or does coconut oil translate into creosote buildup...?


We have palm trees in Hawaii but I have never heard of anyone using them for firewood.

Parts of the trunk are very hard and most of it is filled with fibers.I had a few ground up once and the wood chips were an awesome mulch, used some to grow orchids.
 
2020-09-30 7:12:42 PM  
Yeah anyone who climbs a tree with a farking chainsaw is pretty nuts in my opinion.  There's a reason lumberjack has one of the highest mortality rates.
 
2020-09-30 7:13:48 PM  

deliciousflavor: The only acceptable use of vertical video.


If your monitor spins, watching it on a large vertical screen, full screen, gave me a little vertigo...
 
2020-09-30 7:24:30 PM  
We just had some huge old trees removed around our complex here and I had a good view of the guys doing the work.  It's not a job for the faint of heart and the lead guy up in the bucket was a real pro.  I watched him cut one big section of tree that was roped at the base of the branch but the chunk fell awkwardly and swung right at him and kinda nailed him in the arm.  It was real close to wacking his head.  They don't call those big chunks of wood widowmakers for nothing.
 
2020-09-30 7:26:06 PM  
NGL that looks fun as hell. I've got next...
 
2020-09-30 7:32:24 PM  
I'm not an arborist or professional tree removal expert, so this is just a blind guess, but it strikes me as probable that he couldn't simply drop the tree as is without hitting something on the ground.  I have seen trees removed in that sort of situation by cutting off sections from the top down, so he likely had to deal with the loaded gun that was this leaning tree before trimming it down piece by piece.
 
2020-09-30 7:34:38 PM  
So much for the benefits of having fronds in high places.
 
2020-09-30 7:38:52 PM  

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Hmmm... that's the kind of ride you get at Euro Disneyland.


Euro Disneyland is Prague, right?
 
2020-09-30 7:47:04 PM  
How come he didn't use a cherry picker or a crane?  Wouldn't that be a lot safer?
 
2020-09-30 7:47:22 PM  

farker99: And he killed the palm while he was at it. The grow from the tip, cut it off and the tree dies.


Yes I'm sure the tree died from that and not from the guy cutting the trunk of the tree in pieces as he climbed down as shown in the video.
 
2020-09-30 7:56:01 PM  

Walker: I'm not sure what he expected to happen.


If you watch he is pumping his legs on either side of the arc to keep it going. This is exactly what he expected
 
2020-09-30 8:04:15 PM  

WordsnCollision: So much for the benefits of having fronds in high places.


Oh. My. God.
 
2020-09-30 8:08:50 PM  

farker99: And he killed the palm while he was at it. The grow from the tip, cut it off and the tree dies.


Info from Licensor: "The man who climbed the palm tree climbed to cut it because the palm was already crooked, causing danger to people who live nearby and passing through there."
 
2020-09-30 8:11:59 PM  

IkonOlator: How come he didn't use a cherry picker or a crane?  Wouldn't that be a lot safer?


He probably didn't have access to one that could go that high.

There's a tree company around here that dates back to 1880 (Davey).  They do own that sort of stuff, but when they came around last summer to trim one of the gargantuan Elm trees in the nearby park ,they'd just shoot ropes over the thicker limbs, use rappelling equipment to get up and do the job, and then rappell down again.
 
2020-09-30 8:23:46 PM  

CluelessMoron: They do own that sort of stuff, but when they came around last summer to trim one of the gargantuan Elm trees in the nearby park ,they'd just shoot ropes over the thicker limbs, use rappelling equipment to get up and do the job, and then rappell down again.


Tree guy I've used a couple times tosses his lucky rock.  String leads to rope and he's off, chainsaw dangling off his belt..  It's pretty impressive how nonchalant he is.
 
2020-09-30 8:28:54 PM  

IkonOlator: How come he didn't use a cherry picker or a crane?  Wouldn't that be a lot safer?


What fun is that?
 
2020-09-30 9:02:40 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: As someone with 2 wood stoves in the family, I am looking at that tree trunk with extreme envy.

Do palm trees burn well, or does coconut oil translate into creosote buildup...?


Nooo. They can have a tendency to explode. Palm trees popping and sending embers flying up to a mile away in high winds is one of the many, many reasons fire season sucks so hard in Southern California. Palms and eucalyptus trees are masters at launching flames past fire lines and freeways when it's dry enough.
 
2020-09-30 9:46:09 PM  

Priapetic: Yeah anyone who climbs a tree with a farking chainsaw is pretty nuts in my opinion.  There's a reason lumberjack has one of the highest mortality rates.


They must not be shooting enough people to make it home to their families at the end of the day.
 
2020-09-30 11:45:11 PM  

Priapetic: Yeah anyone who climbs a tree with a farking chainsaw is pretty nuts in my opinion.  There's a reason lumberjack has one of the highest mortality rates.


He cuts down trees, he skips and jumps
He likes to press wild flowers
He puts on women's clothing and hangs around in bars
 
2020-10-01 1:30:06 AM  

AlgaeRancher: Bennie Crabtree: As someone with 2 wood stoves in the family, I am looking at that tree trunk with extreme envy.

Do palm trees burn well, or does coconut oil translate into creosote buildup...?

We have palm trees in Hawaii but I have never heard of anyone using them for firewood.

Parts of the trunk are very hard and most of it is filled with fibers.I had a few ground up once and the wood chips were an awesome mulch, used some to grow orchids.


ByOwlLight: Nooo. They can have a tendency to explode. Palm trees popping and sending embers flying up to a mile away in high winds is one of the many, many reasons fire season sucks so hard in Southern California. Palms and eucalyptus trees are masters at launching flames past fire lines and freeways when it's dry enough.


Awesome! Thanks for the explanations. This is the trivia that helps me not throw a bag of tropical wood chips into my wood stove to see what happens.
 
2020-10-01 2:08:07 AM  

Intrepid00: Looks more like something you would find at Fun Spot


I was thinking Action Park, but yeah.
 
2020-10-01 9:31:12 AM  
  Bennie Crabtree : Awesome! Thanks for the explanations. This is the trivia that helps me not throw a bag of tropical wood chips into my wood stove to see what happens.

Any idea that starts with these words usually nets an interesting story, you know, if anyone survives to tell it.
 
2020-10-01 5:47:58 PM  

wax_on: Yeah, I would have just cut that thing down from the ground, let it fall where it may.


That's NOT the best way to cut down a tree. (Have you never seen videos of people cutting down trees, just to have them fall on a car or a house?)

The best way is to bring in a cherry picker and cut branches off on the way up, then cut the trunk in chunks on the way down. (Of course, in the case of palm trees, you can skip the first step)
 
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