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Ranckenstuff

Storm damage

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Just got a call... Massive tree is down leaning against the cabin. No damage yet.

How nasty was this storm, anyone else have trees down or damage?

Any ideas how to get this thing off safely...we have a chainsaw and comealong. We may use the deck boat and try to tow the sucker off the cabin.

If we can't, any references to a guy we could hire to do it? Email that info please, don't want to disrupt forum policy and admin.

backtroller1@yahoo.com

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If you get a chance Ranckenstuff, keep me in the loop on this. If you get a second, drive by our cabin and/or dock and see if there is any damage to our place

I am sending you an email as well.

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PSU- Got it.

Shamrock7- Got it.

thanks all.

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Just got a call... Massive tree is down leaning against the cabin. No damage yet.

How nasty was this storm, anyone else have trees down or damage?

Any ideas how to get this thing off safely...we have a chainsaw and comealong. We may use the deck boat and try to tow the sucker off the cabin.

Be very carful doing things like that. the amount of weight in wet trees is overwhelming. Your likley to have busted cleats and snapped ropes flying around.

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Slugo~ my next post was going to be that I was joking about towing it with the d.b

check your email.

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Weather was really strange on the lake yesterday. I was on the east end and the wind blew pretty steady all day but out of no where it would pick up to what felt like 40+mph and blow like heck for 30 min or so and then die down again for awhile. There wasnt too much rain where I was but im sure quite a few trees came down in that wind.

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I have a couple neat pics of this tree.

A fish and Tree specialist grin.gif came out sunday morning, identified the cause of the tree falling, as worms. Granted high winds blew it down, but the base of the tree was dust and soft and rotted, which is from the worms.

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I'd also like to say Pete from the Cook area, is a samurai with a chainsaw. This guy knew what he was doing. Notice the stump we cut it off. We were thinking it was gonna jet back at the cabin.

Had a bonfire started at 11 am Saturday and didn't go out till dark.

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I have a couple neat pics of this tree.

A fish and Tree specialist
grin.gif
came out sunday morning, identified the cause of the tree falling, as worms. Granted high winds blew it down, but the base of the tree was dust and soft and rotted, which is from the worms.

I believe it was an ash tree.

Pics being attached to this post this evening.

I'd also like to say Pete from the Cook area, is a samurai with a chainsaw. This guy knew what he was doing.

This wasn't your ordinary get the tree off the cabin type project... and the pics show that.

Had a bonfire started at 11 am Saturday and didn't go out till dark.


The tree was a very large white spruce.

Cliff

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