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- 1:45 PM
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- Jan 20, 2016
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It’s no joke. My wife understands that each morning I leave, I might not come back. Of course I plan to die of old age, but tree work is dangerous. Period. There are a lot of things we can do to mitigate injury or death, but trees still remain unpredictable, and no 2 trees are the same.
Getting cocky, over confident, or simply thinking that it’s “easy” because a guy has tipped a couple over before, is the most dangerous place to be mentally when felling, removing, or trimming trees.
The moment you think you know what you're doing...that's when it happens. I treat everyday like it's my first try, this past summer was the first time I got seriously hurt...I don't wanna repeat it...I actually have a black eye right now from a loaded pine branch..but those are just the usual battle scars of killing trees.
I learn something new everyday, that's why I never give a desk jockey advice on the internet. There's too many things that go unaccounted for that can go sideways quick and I'd hate to feel like I played a role...