Sunday, 6 April 2008

Day 13: Sat 9 Feb 2008

Just how hard is it to cut a tree down? Well first you wait for the crane to bring the hook.
Which you have to catch then
fix it round the trunk. Swing too little chain round the trunk and you can't catch it. Too much and it bashes the back of your head.
Having fixed the chain to the trunk a little climb down to use the heavy, dangerous chain saw which has lots of sharp bits moving very fast. Climbing down involves removing one safety harness to get past the branch stub, swinging that round the tree below the stub and fasening it again. Then remove other safety harness, swing that round the tree and so on, three times.
All this is done while your mates look on and give you marks out of ten.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Notes about the blog. Updated 08 March 2008

Not much is happening at Rock Work now. All the work clearing the trees has been done. A barrier has been erected to prevent rock falls from reaching the road. Now we wait for the geological survey in May to see what can be done to fix the rocks in place.
After that when work starts again later in the year I will post more photos.
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