A tree death of a different kind. This large Norway Spruce needed to come down, but had to be felled in a very confined space. A master craftsman does the job bit by bit. Note the circling buzzard in the top centre shot.
Great composition of the process. It's a pity to cut a tree.
25 Mar 2010 6:19am
@Paco Díaz: It is Paco but none will be wasted
very good shots
25 Mar 2010 6:35am
A well explained with pictures! An excellent composition that accompanies your explanation grouser! Best regards... Adela
25 Mar 2010 10:34am
a mercy kill then, but still is a sad one
25 Mar 2010 10:37am
great collage! great colors! :)
25 Mar 2010 11:36am
Wonderfully presented series of shots, takes a skilled worker to take one of these down in a confined space and you have documented it so well
25 Mar 2010 12:46pm
So it's not you up there! Well composed shots. Great that you caught the buzzard - I hope his/her nest wasn't up the tree. Are you going to use the wood to carve?
25 Mar 2010 1:22pm
@MrsAmber: The last twelve feet has been left standing and I will see how it works. Softwood is not generally very good as the grain is wide and it tends to tear rather than cut when working across it, but a Green man would be nice :)
Great documentary presentation !All four are beautiful photos !
25 Mar 2010 2:04pm
A great montage showing the story, I bet you breathed a sigh of relief once it came down, with the house still standing.
25 Mar 2010 2:11pm
A fine action series of this specialist at work. Using a chain saw while suspended seems like a very dangerous way to work.
25 Mar 2010 2:37pm
full of story !!!
25 Mar 2010 3:11pm
A spruce is child's play for an experience tree climber. best...jerry
25 Mar 2010 4:57pm
@ordinaryimages: Well I must say he made it seem so, but I was impressed :)
Okay you know I've got a soft spot for collages and oh boy, oh boy... isn't this a great one! I love it. I like the way it tells a story. The colours & detail are fantastic. The detail in the bottom is amazing. I like the fact that I can see the 'saw dust' against the blue sky. Very, very well done. 5 stars for sure
25 Mar 2010 6:30pm
Ooops...that is really high!
It is a really great collage, tells a lot how this works.
25 Mar 2010 6:44pm
Good evening, Grouser,
it looks very dangerous, but I think that the man knows his job well and has secured himself. The buzzard, which you made us aware, I recognize it as a small dot. The individual presentations are interesting and color, brilliant and clear in its reproduction. Wonderful evening and thank you for your comment.
Dear greetings Christel
25 Mar 2010 7:19pm
Nice documentary about cutting this tree. Very instructive.
25 Mar 2010 8:45pm
Always sad to see a tree taken down . . whatever the reasons. I do like the reportage-style layout here, though.
25 Mar 2010 9:24pm
I echo Anina's comments...the sawdust and detail is quite special. Nice job Grouser!
25 Mar 2010 10:57pm
Great documentary! And for those who find it sad that the tree has to be cut, remember that young trees need light too, and they are a lot better in capturing carbon than old trees, it's part of the life cycle....
26 Mar 2010 12:31am
@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Quite right Wolfgang. The tree came down to allow light in, all of it will be recycled and some of it will remain with the carbon locked in it for many years
Err you wouldn't catch me doin' that, not in a million years as Lilly Allen might say!
26 Mar 2010 12:38am
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