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Felling a Big Feller ~ Loggers Fell a big ass tree.

There is a process, often hours long, involved in felling a tree.of such proportions.
Tree was most likely dead or diseased.. hence it's removal.

The girth of the tree suggests an age of at least 100 to 200 hundred years.
This is a relatively young giant Sequoia.

It appears to be diseased or otherwise non-desirable.
Cutting down diseased trees is actually helpful to the forest (for the treehugger idiots)

It made a shit load of firewood!


The protected forest of pre-biblical time Sequoia's still stand.
You can still very much stand before a living creature predating the bible in in California.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Sherman_(tree)
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Added: Jan-27-2012 Occurred On: Jan-27-2012
By: ReplicantDeckard
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Tags: logging. tree cutting, felling, Paul Bunyan, Giant Redwood Sequoia
Location: California, United States (load item map)
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  • Those guys are ok.

    They sleep all night and they work all day.

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    • @SnakeEyes ...don't remember that part in the song...

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    • @SnakeEyes lol, no worries

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  • Dunno bout you guys, but I saw lots of branches with green leaves on that tree.

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  • Why do we have to always apologize for the ecomaniacs, tree hugger idiots. If the world live by their standard, we would still walk on all fours.

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  • I can't help but feel a little saddened that such a fucking majestic looking tree has to be cut down so some douche from Soho can have a new Ikea cabinet or something.

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  • What bullshit!!! Helping the forest - what a moron.
    This tree was completely alive. Green branches, live cambium, solid to the core. That tree would be worth about $100,000.00 just in log form and many times that as clear lumber for fine finishing. Fire scars show it predated the surrounding forest, it would be AT LEAST 800 years old. I am a biologist/forester, this is my specialty. These trees should not be cut, over 50% of the world's wood comes from plantations now, will be 80% soon, no need More..

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    • @nairb

      100% agree. There's absolutely no reason to harvest those giants other than greed.

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    • @nairb
      Thank you for your comment. It's difficult to not get angry at the idiots posting here. I have worked in the forest industries, both in Oregon and B.C., all my life. I can't stand disinformation about what has happened here. (Read my posts on the next page.)

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  • That was pretty stupid crawling under it like that.

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  • That tree didn't look young or diseased. I cringed when the idiots crawl in there with it half carved, but maybe the would've deserved the consequence of not using jack stands.

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  • USA there are tons of rules controling clear cutting.Im pretty sure this tree was mark as diseased for them to cut it...but countries like Brazil,South American and Thailand rules are made by the large forest companies and almost everything goes so make sure you buy wood items from approved conservation forest companies that is stamped with the green leaf.I understand they now make shape rope charges that explodes and cuts the tree trunk like hot knife through butter but the USA government wont More..

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  • Leave old growth... ffs ...

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    • @WhoSaid -- >>>Leave old growth... ffs ...<<<

      Old growth needs to be harvested because trees this size can virtually take over a forest. Their large leaf canopies block out sunlight affecting the under story and other tree growth in the vicinity.

      Their large root systems can absorb a lot of water, making it difficult for under story and saplings from being able to grow.

      No under story or saplings equals no food for browsing animals like the Whitetail deer. A lack of nut tr More..

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  • Sequoia NP is one of the reason's Teddy is on Mt Rushmore

    I bet that smelled heavenly too

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  • only 100 years ? they ,must grow so fast.. i would have thought that was 200 to 300 years old

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  • "Cutting down diseased trees is actually helpful to the forest (for the treehugger idiots)" I drove from Moab to San Simeon and took a look at these magnificant trees. Im no expert but this tree didnt look "diseased or otherwise non-desirable" but I understand commercial logging of these trees goes on and consevationist have to bid for lots to save them.

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    • @Grammar Police

      I cut down trees,i skip and jump...

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    • @Grammar Police i like to press wild flowers ,i put on womens clothing and hang around in bars.

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  • Why cut down a healthy tree.

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  • I love chainsaws! There is nothing like a day of cutting firewood and drinking beer!

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  • What a shame... This world would be a much better place w/o humans.

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    • @papasteak You should show everyone the way

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    • @papasteak
      Better for who?

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    • @papasteak
      shut the fuck up you salad tossing fag. Why dont you start by killing yourself? Man has been cutting down trees since we could walk upright.

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    • @trailertrashrnr the way humans are, I'd think we're pretty much well on our way to obliterating everything we can for ourselves.

      I just burned a whole 300Kg of tree branches near the beach and did it in the name of Australia. Hopefully, mothernature will get the message that "We're here to own you, bitch - now bend over and take it - and give us your oil, because we need it for money"

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  • i'm so brain washed by the usual vids i could almost hear them shouting ALLAH AKBAHH!! when it fell :-/ I mught need counselling..

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  • Okay, so we "cut" down trees hundreds to a thousand years old to "save" the forest...but isn't said forest thousands of years old? Who was "saving" the forest 5,000 years ago? Lucky thing for the forest we figured this out now!

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    • @tfwg im sorry that is like saying, "we did alright without modern medicine for thousands of years who are doctors to give us some." as our understanding of our eco system grows we can understand more ways to help. and yes humans are destroying the environment but this video is not an example of that.

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    • @sam15mohsen i agree with you to an extent. if man is meant to do anything it is to exceed himself. there is however a natural process that has existed on this planet for millions of years. modern man has seen fit to interfere extensively with that natural process in the last 250 years or so. the question in my mind is what type of consequences will that interference have on the evolution of species and the planet in general.

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    • @sam15mohsen How do you know?

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  • 3:50... just crawl in there and poke at it.... F-THAT!!

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    • @SnakeEyes She wasn't talking to my dad, it was her OBGYN

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  • 5:40 now the hard work starts

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  • "Many of these trees were my friends. Creatures I had known from nut or acorn. "

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  • I would NOT crawl underneath that thing...

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  • yea cutting down a tree thats been there for 200 years thats diseased seems to be doing the right thing. A forest that has been been around before us really needs our help.

    Humans seem to really know whats best for nature. Well thats enough toliet paper for us for the next 1-2 days.

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