Monday, February 22, 2016
Plan of Action for Larger Branch Trim
Here is my plan of action for removing the larger trunk/branch of the cherry tree. It involves three ropes. The topmost rope will slip knot around one fork of the right branch, go above a small branch and behind the larger branch of the left forked trunk, to use as a fulcrum to keep the top upright once cut.
The second rope will go around both left and right trunks, with slip knot on the outside of the left trunk. This will be a loose noose to hold the trunk upright but also allow the cut trunk to slide downward, within the confines of the loop, which can be lengthened because of the slip knot.
The bottom trunk control is quite important to this plan. I will drill two holes, one in the lower outside of the main trunk and one in the outside of the right trunk. I'll screw large eye hooks into these two places. The rope will pass through the eye hook on the right upper trunk, go around behind the main trunk and through its eye hook. A slip knot will allow for tightening. Hopefully will allow the right branch, once cut, to be guided straight down beside the main trunk. Temporarily, a rope may run directly around the base of the right branch being cut, just above the cut, to secure it as it begins to loosen.
I've already revised in my mind the placement of the eye hooks and rope for control of the bottom of the branch. But that's what plans are for.
That's the plan. Right now at least.
at 2:23 PM