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Bruce

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Be careful out there STA!!!! Glad only your tractor suffered injury. I trust you disconnected the grapple lines so you didn't blow all your hydro fluid out. Would have made for a long walk back to the house.

I'm trying to think of the physics involved with the tree in that situation. I know I've seen Mike Morgan push trees over but IIRC he was doing it with an excavator so reaching higher up would be easier. In your case I wonder if pulling on the base would be better than trying to push it out of the other tree. Not sure I'd want to pull with the grapple though because who knows how much force it would see when the tree dropped. Maybe better to tie a long line to the base and pull from a distance?

Sure am glad you are still with us.

And Bay, thanks for providing the physical trophies :D
 

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All,

I haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would let you folks know what we have been up to lately. Here is a picture of the area where we have been working: 20191126_143900_along_the_creek.JPG. The thicket of trees that goes from the lower right to more or less upper left follows a creek that crosses our property. We had been cutting down the brush and small trees trees along the edge of that thicket over the past several weeks. When we discovered that the thicket wasn't particularly wide at one spot (about 30 yards), we decided to thin out those trees so that we could see through the thicket. (Is a thicket of woods that has been thinned out called a "thinit"? :idunno) Once we did that, we liked the look so much that we have tackled thinning out all of the woods along the creek. Right now we are working on the southeastern (lower right) part of the thicket. We are currently hampered by the fact that it is difficult to get into the part with the tractor or Gator. The creek borders the north and east, the west has a steep drop off, and along the south is a small drainage ditch. I am currently planning on building a bridge to put across the drainage ditch so I can drive the tractor into that part. We have already cut down the small trees and pulled down the briars out of the trees, and now all we need to do is get the debris out of there.

Once we finally finish I will take pictures of all of our work.

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We have already cut down the small trees and pulled down the briars out of the trees, and now all we need to do is get the debris out of there.

Once we finally finish I will take pictures of all of our work.

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I HATE GREENBRIARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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