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My wife decided she wanted this little aspen gone (blocks the view from the kitchen window to the yard where the kids play). So I cut/dug around it, then finished the deed with my Rancher. You all told me the last one I pulled was a weed, this is definitely a bigger weed, and it put up a bigger fight. The roots I couldn't get too beneath were still strong.

 

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what you learn to do, is pull from higher up tree (and a longer line helps too)
till tree tilts over and then it won't land on you LOL

then lower hook and pull root ball out !!
 

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what you learn to do, is pull from higher up tree (and a longer line helps too)
till tree tilts over and then it won't land on you LOL

then lower hook and pull root ball out !!
I'll be pulling out a bigger one soon. I'll take that approach. Thanks for the pointers!
 

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higher up you go, the easier they will tip, as long as there NOT too thin and just bend,
all about leverage HAHA!

'and well, NO fun having a tree land on you LOL
 

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higher up you go, the easier they will tip, as long as there NOT too thin and just bend,
all about leverage HAHA!

'and well, NO fun having a tree land on you LOL
I thought I had this one fairly well cut out, but those last few roots underneath put up a good fight!
 

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well over the byrs I have seen some SMALL tree's bushes have roots that went down about 20 ft and out about 100 , and MAN they were work to Pull out, ATV didn;t work, 8500 lb 4x4 truck wouldn;'t budge them, and I can recall on one shrub, me and a few buddys were , par taking in on some cold beverages, and we decided to PULL it out, started out a friendly wager of , the chevy dodge ford deal, and we each took turns hooking up to it, and this was a shrub with about a 8 inch dai trunk to it, NOT huge, and we were pulling down a HILL.
we all failed on first trys,
then second's we got a little more aggressive on throttle and speeds>
FORD blew its rear end trying!

chevy just spun its brains out
My dodge??
well, I had about 100 ft of chain, and gave it about 80 ft of slack and a floored it , when that chain ran out of free chain,, the front of the truck came off the ground, stopped me dead in my tracks, and about went thru the window LOL


needless to say, NO winner was there but ALMOST the tree,

we went and got a little back hoe, and dug it out, and lite it on fire HAHA< killed one truck, almost broke mine, and MAN that was a SMALL tree ,
its crazy how well they can seat themselves into the ground with them darn roots!

and then some times you can hook up to a BIG old tree and they will pull right out, almost at idle in 4x4 in a truck, or even an ATV!!

But hooking up higher, tend to add a LOT of leverage to things and tips them and that tends to BRING there roots UP and breaks many, and THEN again you can PULL em out rather easier

if you ever watch a excavator knock trees down, they will go up high and just push and down the go, can even do that with most things withj a front end loader, as long as you have the weight on your side over size of tree!
 

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I can lend you my chain saw . . . . . =:cool:

Rick
 

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I can lend you my chain saw . . . . . =:cool:

Rick
Thanks! I have a chain saw, but I prefer to leave the tree attached so I can pull the root clump out more easily. I'm going to be cutting the little aspen up today with my Stihl.
 

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I have several chain saws as well LOL
and same here when I can get the roots out, I much rather than have a stump even if flush cut, it just rots and then makes a hole, or home to bugs here!
 

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I have several chain saws as well LOL
and same here when I can get the roots out, I much rather than have a stump even if flush cut, it just rots and then makes a hole, or home to bugs here!
Yes. Around here we get lots of centipedes and "earwigs" when there is rotting wood laying around. And, they find their way into the house. Not cool.
 

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I have several chain saws as well LOL
and same here when I can get the roots out, I much rather than have a stump even if flush cut, it just rots and then makes a hole, or home to bugs here!
Yes. Around here we get lots of centipedes and "earwigs" when there is rotting wood laying around. And, they find their way into the house. Not cool.
Sounds like England, bugs galore here at the moment with the weather!
 

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I have several chain saws as well LOL
and same here when I can get the roots out, I much rather than have a stump even if flush cut, it just rots and then makes a hole, or home to bugs here!
Yes. Around here we get lots of centipedes and "earwigs" when there is rotting wood laying around. And, they find their way into the house. Not cool.
Sounds like England, bugs galore here at the moment with the weather!
We don't get as much rain as you guys, here in NE Arizona. But, I do get flood irrigation for my property, which I love. The only downside would be that after the soakings, any decaying/wet wood/plant matter really brings on the bugs.
 

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This year we seem to have had a huge increase in all wildlife if I'm honest, I'm seeing twice the amount of rabbits, deer and fox as last year. The same with bugs, insects, flies etc etc damn things are annoying and our summertime has only just started, the weather is very humid at the moment though, had a few good storms over the last week, some brilliant lighting too, never thought to get any pictures though.
 

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rain, been raining here I think for about last 7 days and calling for 5 more days of this crap,
and all this water will make prefect breeding grounds for flying biting insects, once the rain stops and warmer weather moves in

I hope they spray for mosquito's this yr once it dry's up, or will be in for a nasty azz summer

as for wildlife here, its been about a normal yr here, maybe even a hair behind last yr, but winter of 2015-16 was the only winter we didn';t get any snow in about a 100+ yrs of record keeping, so, that could explain the better critter yr last yr!
easy winters make for more critters the following yr, and vice versa!!
 
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