The loss of Ash in west Wales is going to have a major impact on countryside, we have about 40% Ash coverage here.
Interestingly we are starting to gain Elm again in the woods and hedgerows, but it is now the right age to host the beetle which carries the disease.
This site is going to be replanted with 80% Cherry and Oak, and 20% sorbus and Birch.
Muz commented on the post, Kinetic T8H Kombi, a combined forwarder and harvester 6 months, 1 week ago
That looks like a well thought out machine, but the price is too high to be commercially viable
The butt kicking up is a result of the tree rolling over the top of the slope. On the bigger trees there is 20 plus metres above the top of the slope, so no matter what felling cut you use the butt is going to kick out. Using the winch to hold the tree, allowing enough time for the feller to get out of the way seems to be the safest method.
The ones to the left are going to be much trickier. They are on a near vertical slope, and they have to be felled up it which means the butt kicks up and out quite spectacularly.
The feller and winch monkey are using senna communications, which allows the feller enough time to get out of the way, before the tree goes over.
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