|This is the top of a tree laying on a single high- voltage line, looking north.
I was not the logger. A friend had to remove it and I was to get the log(s).
He hired the job out, since I had read the thread on WoodWeb about felling a tree
near power lines and decided to say "No."
It was supposed to fall to the west, and it was leaning to the west, but the weight of the branches caused it to fall east, onto the line.
|This is a closer view, looking south. It's nice to learn a lesson without personally making the mistake. To make sure it falls the way it is leaning (west), cut the branches off the east side, so the weight is on the side to which you want it to fall.|
|The Power Company crew is hand-sawing. I asked them if they would have come out to top it. One guy said it depends on how close it is and the other guy said, Yes, they would have come out to do it.|
|It didn't drop on the first cut so cut it again. Everyone was calling this a pine tree,
but with my limited knowledge I would have called it a spruce,
by looking at the needles, which are square.
My wife taught me this general rule:
P=pairs of needles=pine
|It just doesn't want to come down!|
|Limbing the top, and unhooking the rope.|
|The burn mark where the tree was resting on the high-voltage line.
The fire department showed up in their truck just in case.
The logger said he was tingling as he climbed down.