My twin brother in Oklahoma is getting a new to him home soon. They are in the process of selling and moving their trailer house and moving an older (but new to them) stick built home onto their property. The home needs a lot of repairs, but before they can even begin to tackle that they had to cut several trees down so they could move the trailer off their property and the stick built home onto their property.
All in 100 F degree heat.
As you can imagine, not the easiest task ever. So we drove the four-and-a-half hours to his house in Oklahoma (which somehow took us five-and-a-half hours because of some stupid construction south of Marietta on Interstate 35–take note). We arrived at his place around 10:30 pm, went to bed, and then woke up around 6:30 am to begin cutting the largest tree in his yard down. Which was really hard for me to do considering I just spent two days volunteering at my son’s cub scout day camp also in 100 F degree weather with high humidity.
Here’s the very large and old maple tree that he’s got to take down. If you guessed that’s an extension cord he’s using for a rope, well you’re right.
They don’t call him MacGyver for nothing.
One tree down…now we’ve got to haul it all to the back of my brother’s property. So, I gathered up my kids and after much pleading and prodding we finally got everything to the back. I even got to drive a lawn mower filled with logs in the trailer for the first time! Someone didn’t think I could do it, but I proved him wrong.
And that my friends is how you fell a tree: One chainsaw, one electrical cord, and a little redneck improvising.