Falling an old growth redwood tree; Humboldt County, CA, 2002

Channel: Tarzan Thomas


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This residual old growth redwood was on private property, and was missing its top. This tree was my pards and had 37,000 bd. ft. in it. It was fell with a Stihl 088 with a 60" canon bar. The logs from it were flown out with a Boeing 234 Chinook helicopter. It took about 6 hours to fall and buck, and we were in no hurry, as we, and our bullbucks were having fun, doing what we were born to do. When he crawled in the undercut for a photo opportunity, he was absolutely in NO danger! There was a significant amount of holding wood that had to be cut and jack pressure applied after he did this. All hateful comments toward my coworkers and I, will be blocked from my channel...have a nice day :)