Okay, Joy (my wife) has been fussing at me lately because I'm not getting things done around the house (yard work & home repairs) since I've been unemployed. So I go to Lowe's today and buy an inexpensive 16" chain saw and start chopping down trees in the backyard (they keep dropping leaves into the pool) as requested. All WAS going well until I started chopping on this one tree next to our fence line (keep in mind I've never used a chainsaw or cut down a tree in my entire life).
Well, I read up on tree cutting and understood how to make the needed cuts and where. The only problem is that this one particular tree didn't read the same instructions I did on where it was to fall. Stupid Ass Tree!!! It started falling backwards in the wrong direction (over my fence towards the neighbors property).
Well I stopped my cutting and strapped the tree to an adjacent bigger tree. It's holding so far... If it makes it through out the night I'll call in a professional tomorrow to see if he/she/we can finish the job without damaging the fence or any property. Hopefully if it does come down tonight it will only do some minor fence damage that I could perhaps fix tomorrow.
I'll follow-up this post tomorrow and let you know how it turned out.
-Good Night Irene
Okay, so I got the tree down today. First I had to take down a section of my neighbour's privacy fence. Then I had to take down my chain-link fence. Finally I made the final cuts on the tree and brought it down. I've been bucking the tree for hours in the 100° heat and had to go inside. I have never sweat so much in my life.
The neighbour's fence has been re-assembled but my chain-link is still down. I'll have to get a fence stretcher to put it back in order. I'm in no hurry for that, it can wait a while.
Well that's it. Tree is down and no damage. Nothing else to say for now.