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In the final part of the tree felling series David Rossney trims the limbs from the main trunk. Using the forester’s measuring tape and chainsaw he then cuts the trunk into 2 metre lengths
David Rossney: When we're doing the training courses, we spend a lot of time on hung up trees. Because when people are working, it's one of the areas where over the years we've had the most trouble bringing down the accident rate. Because it's a part of the job that is quite fraught with difficulty. There are lots of temptations to do things that actually turn out to be dangerous, lots of short cuts that sucker people into doing the wrong thing. So, as I say, we spend a lot of time on it. When people are doing their assessments to check whether they're ready to get their tickets or not and be certificated, there's a lot of time spent on that and a lot of detail involved. So it's a side of the job that is not to be taken lightly really, but it's an often neglected side of the job. Anyhow, tree's down and it's safe. So I'm going to start to take the limbs off the tree, which is what we call "snedding" in forestry language, and I'll measure up this tree at the same time. I'll probably just cut this into two meter lengths which are handleable, and still a useful size. I'll see you later. OK? Thanks very much.
David: This is where the tongs come in handy.
David: All right. Thank you very much.