Bad Trees Episode #2 – Pine Snag
April 21, 2015 3:30 PM
Dead pine tree. Solid at base, pretty decent up top too but with a bad bread-stick like area about 1/2 way up that I climbed above. Tree was ok for the vertical pressure of standing on and moving slow but not for the side pressure involved in speed-lining/rigging or jostling around.
Hazards below were septic tanks/lines, irrigation, lawn and shrubs. Debris was to be left over the bank on the backside of the tree. Septic line was on the backside of the tree as well so we positioned rounds right at the base of the back side so that I could hit them and bounce the rounds over the septic line and over the bank. Not very often that we want violent bouncing in tree-work but it’s fun when needed.
I can’t say enough about the Pfanner Protos helmet with Ropetek Communication system from TreeStuff.com.
It’s amazing. Its such a game changer.