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    Cable saw for big dead tree?

    Have a big dead oak. About 80 ft tall, 2 foot dia. Insects are slowly eating it away. Leaning further every month as the base is clearly rotting. Waited for last two yrs for it to fall- it has a good 15 degree lean now. The canopy is full of large deadheads. Thinking of some sort of remote set up to get rid of this? Cable saw? Old chainsaw mounted on a fixture with an arm- pull one end of the arm with a rope and the chainsaw moves towards the tree. It's near a path but can't get a boom truck near it.

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    Ask a tree climber to stop buy.
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    Just a thought ,,can you get your tractor to the tree? if so could you push it over using your bucket,Probably not
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Ask a tree climber to stop buy.
    Last resort...they all want 500$

    Can buy some nice chain saws for that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulitt View Post
    Last resort...they all want 500$

    Can buy some nice chain saws for that price.
    From what you are explaining about this tree that sounds like a bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Just a thought ,,can you get your tractor to the tree? if so could you push it over using your bucket,Probably not
    Nope. This tree starts falling the top could come back in my direction. The dead branches are in every direction and they could drop also the moment the tree moves.

    Getting a 200 ft rope around the top and yanking it may be an option tho.
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    $500 won’t buy a saw that you’d need for a tree of that size you’ve described.

    I’d ask what a pro would charge to fell it. Surely it’s not $500 just to drop it unless there’s some big obstacles or other considerations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    From what you are explaining about this tree that sounds like a bargain.
    I agree. However the bark is rotted all the way up. Plus the base is rotted. One guy looked at it and said he wouldn't go up it.
    I don't know whats holding this thing up. The wind just whistles right thru it due to no leaves. If it had leaves it would be long gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    $500 won’t buy a saw that you’d need for a tree of that size you’ve described.

    I’d ask what a pro would charge to fell it. Surely it’s not $500 just to drop it unless there’s some big obstacles or other considerations.
    I am going to reach out to another guy. This tree has a 360degres of huge deadheads and on the side of a hill. No safe place to stand underneath and use a saw.
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    What would be the big deal if it just fell on its own, on its own time schedule?
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