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.
Hello Dave, tifors are good, but there is alot of lugging around and setting up, which is not good on a site with challenging terrain. The Koller wedge fits in my wedge pouch, and takes about 2 seconds to set up.
P.S are you Dave of ‘inthewoods’ fame?
To plant a native mix in a 100m block will cost around £5-700 for trees and labour. I would imagine that the cost of bringing in forest residues will be higher, and have a greater impact on the fragile upland soils.
If you are planting hardwood species then the Woodland Trust are offering 60% funding for the trees.
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