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Helping my partner on a big one

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Published on May 18, 2010

This is my partner's first big cedar. I came over to give him a hand. The tree is a true 15 foot diameter tree. We lucked out on it, as it was hollow in the middle and was pretty easy to cut down, other than wanting to pinch in the undercut and having to make a double window to reach all the holding that was keeping it up. Enjoy, I am sure this is one of the biggest trees you'll see on youtube being felled.

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TubbyTimmy
That stump is bigger than my apartment...
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canadiancarguy
I am gonna remove all death threats and ban the people making them. I don't need to read that shit after risking my life all day at work so some little puke can wipe his ass after being a tough guy on the keyboard.
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Ben Falk
So fast to destroy something so ancient. 
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canadiancarguy
OK People fail to realize that harvesting forests doesn't release carbon into the atmosphere, it stays in the wood. There are people who think letting the wood die and rot is better, no not so. Rotting wood uses up oxygen and releases its carbon back into the environment. Harvesting forests that are slowing down their rate of carbon absorption  and replacing it with many more younger healthy trees that absorb carbon and make o2 at a much faster is a good thing in my mind; while keeping in mind that the wood that gets harvested retains it carbon long as it isn't burnt or broke down in some sort of way. We have saved more trees like the one in this video than one man can possible see in his lifetime. And all you people who google earth thinking all the forests are wiped out, that is a new young healthy more diverse forest taking its place. Even green peace leaves us alone for pete's sake. This is not killing whales, poisoning water or polluting, this is the cleanest most natural resource possible.
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Oil Burner
This is an awesome Vid and I and I'm sure many others thank you very much for taking the time to capture and post it. It's a real insight to something few people get to see. Forget about the whingers and other twits and their brainwashed comments. It's real easy to take the highroad on the internet but rarely does the practice and reality match the attitude. I'll be every one of the people bitching about using wood has as much or more of it in their home than anyone else and does nothing to conserve it as they preach everyone else should do. Stuff the shiny arse green washed whingers, They wouldn't last 10 sec doing what you do or know what a real days work is. I'm a city dweller and can't imagine how hard you work but at least I have the brains to appreciate what you do rather than bitch like a moron about it. Thanks again for your vid and your hard work and efforts.
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ManicMindTrick
I really have no problem with responsible harvesting of trees, but it's something that just doesn't seem right when cutting down these magnificent giants many hundreds or even thousands years old.
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canadiancarguy
I see more and more negative comments about how we are killing this and wrecking that and how once its gone it is gone forever, but people are failing to realize what happens when ALL the precious metals are mined? What happens when all the fossil fuels are gone? What will be the new gold?? You guessed it; TREES!! So why wouldn't we ensure that our forests stay healthy and care for it for generations to come? In as little as 20 years there might not be anymore gold to mine, in 50 to 100 years we might not have anymore fossil fuels. What is also sad is there might not be anymore natural drinkable water in another 50 years fresh drinkable water is already less than 1% of the earth's total water volume. Mining and fracking are going to take care of that, maybe some of the people here should focus their energy on those guys, not the forest industry. Forestry is forever, mining is not....
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canadiancarguy
ok you people are not getting the whole picture. what we are doing is sustainable logging. meaning we plant the forest back for future harvest and wildlife habitat. if you eat Doritos kraft dinner Hawkins cheeses and pretty much anything else with fake powdered cheese flavour you are contributing to the largest scale of deforestation ever. miles upon miles of palm oil plantations takes hours to fly over in a small plane that all used to be jungle rainforest hundreds of species gone extinct and for what. so you guys can sit at the keyboard and get fat and type your two cents about a couple guys cutting a dead tree down even though you have zero clue about how things are being done.
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Mike Tsappas
How Many Hippies Would It Take To Hug This Tree?
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Christopher Comer
Sitting here reading through the comments makes me laugh at the stupidity of some people ... That one big cedar was not only hollow in the middle, making it a future hazard of falling over on its own, and rotting, but was also preventing new growth by using more nutrients in the ground than several more smaller trees would use, not to mention the shade given from it would have prevented new growth trees from being able to actually flourish .. Taking that one tree out, gives way for several more trees to grow in it's place .... So you hippy dippy tree huggers can go hug the next big tree, just wait until it is falling before you do ....
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