Monday, July 04, 2005


Chainsaws don't cut trees, people cut trees. Sorry, pretty corny I know...This tree had to come down due to being dead and close to the house. I have 3 young black cherry saplings to plant as replacements.The pros of the chainsaw are it's efficiency and power. The cons are exactly the same qualities. It's too easy to do too much, to cut or clear more than you should have. I have to set it down, back up, and survey the situation when doing tree surgery in order to avoid cutting too much. Using one is very much like having a tiger by the tail...if you relax for one careless second it may eat you. Posted by Picasa

6 comments:

Weary Hag said...

I've just come from reading and enjoying many of the photos and posts you've published. This blog is amazing; thank you tons for stopping by mine so that I could enjoy my morning coffee looking at some of my favorite creatures (and not so favorite creatures). Owls and turtles have always gotten my vote, but I'm not completely thrilled with snakes and bugs.
Unsure which post to comment on, I'll leave my mark here, but please know that I've thoroughly enjoyed going back through June's posts as well.
This is so informative,nicely written and neatly staged... can't wait to add a link to it.
Great job!

swamp4me said...

Chainsaws remind me of hurricane season -- particularly of Hurricane Isabel in 2003. Ugh.

plamble said...

Nice post about the chainsaw. I was half thinking of doing one myself, but I guess I'll put it off for a while. No need to clog cyberspace with too much of a good thing.

Hick said...

As I am sitting here sipping my coffee and listening to the ever-present sounds of chainsaws...I don't think it's really summer in the forest without the sounds of chainsaws...people sawing up their old trees for winter wood. Where I live many people's only source of heat is a big ole log-eating stove, so the chainsaw sound is quite common.

I got my husband a chainsaw a while back, but I got him one of those wimpy electric ones figuring I could at least confine him to a smaller area. "Snort", he said...and went out and got himself a manly gas powered one.

Rurality said...

"To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail."

I'm sure there is a corollary for chainsaws. :)

Floridacracker said...

Hick, I had one of those wimpy electric (snort!) chainsaws too for awhile. They're pretty cool...you get to mix the danger of being electrocuted with being cut to ribbons.

Rurality,
Especially our thumbs...ouch!

Swamp,
I know what you mean. After a storm the stores are empty of saws and the air is full of BUZZZ.

Plamble,
Thanks for the compliment. I am going to visit your site after this comment post. Thanks for stopping by.