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The tree had Dutch Elm disease, and had to be taken down.

This is fascinating towatch, reportedly the largest

hardwood tree in
Washington State,
certainly in Seattle, taken down in a

The guy in the tree ........ he’s
cool. There is no question that he does
not have a dull

The lumber from this
is being dried (3 years) before being made

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Thanks, Harry; Fallers don't get the recognition they deserve!
Great little Hist. documentary.
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That is going to be some very special lumber!
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I cut a lot of firewood and a few truckloads of logs back on the farm. Enough to give me a real appreciation for what's involved here. The level of trust and coordination between the guy in the tree and the crane operator. The shear fatigue of using a saw that big in a tree instead of on the ground. A hard job done right. Thanks for posting.
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I agree with Andy. Great team work. It takes a lot of core strength for the guy in the tree. Great video.
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That was amazing! As we're watching it, Ken says he does that on a much smaller level every day (mostly spring and summer). I looked at that and said "F* THAT!!!!"
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Thanks Harry for posting that! It was very interesting and showed the great level of skill required to do work such as this on this scale.
This also was well-produced from the videographer. Elm is an amazing wood to work with and is surprisingly resistant to splitting!

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the crane operator had his act together...
thanks Harry...
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This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Urban Hardwoods have their own yard and sawmill. They dry the logs minimum of 1 year and then saw them into rough edge slabs and then put them into their warehouse drying room stickered and stacked in sequence with fans blowing air through the room for as much time as is required to reach the moisture content they want.

These are full length/full width of log 2"-6" thick slabs.

Then they sell them or make them into furniture in their own shop. They do a lot of long rough edge conference room tables.

The man that owns the company started many years ago with a borrowed tug boat plying the waters of Puget Sound retrieving logs off the beaches and sawing them into lumber.

Great video, Harry, exciting to see those guys work. They keep busy around this area doing municipal and Parks work.


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