Trees are often damaged in storms and can be extremely dangerous to clean up. Storm damaged trees are subject to all the perils associated with tree felling and much more. Working conditions may be difficult. Downed trees may be entangled in other trees, or tossed on buildings, vehicles, or wires. Energy stored in compressed limbs and trunks can be release suddenly, explosively, and fatally. Each situation is unique and requires careful consideration. Application of the included five-step cutting plan will help keep the saw operator safe and working effectively. Authors include E.M. Bauske, P. Kelley, W. Williams, and A. Martinez-Espinoza.
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Published on May 21, 2020