Well I'm sure he saved a few hundred by not calling a professional... so there's that lol.
I like how he tried to push it the other direction as it fell. Don’t you lift bruh??!?
Where was he trying to have it fall. Doesn’t seem like to much room there.
I honestly have no idea, but landing on a house seems like the worst possible outcome.
You have to start from the top. Then work your way down.
You’re absolutely right. Start at the top...of the reviews for whatever company you choose to hire. It’s better to see the most recent reviews instead of sorting by rating.
Where... where exactly was he expecting the entirety of this giant-ass tree to fall? Across the road? There’s literally no good place for it to go.
People are so goddamn stupid.
Hey, I was just inside, taking a crap, I'm old, it takes me a while. I come out, and there's a tree in my living room. What's up?
Silly King Kai.
Your comment kills me because I had the same thought but doubted I'd see it said.
The costs of being a fucking idiot are real
"I know someone who can do it cheaper"
“My cousin has a chainsaw”
Insurance company will not cover him. That’s why you pay to hire a professional. They have insurance for when they screw up
I assume the neighbour whose house it fell on would have it covered by their insurance; the insurance company would just sue the lumberjack here and his own homeowners policy would not cover him for being absolutely idiotic
Pros can cost several hundred for a tree that big.
But then, the alternative is... He's lucky he didn't get smushed by the trunk.
A tree that big, in my area, would be 5-6k. Tree work is expensive.... but not as expensive as a new roof/siding/house
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I like how he tries to push it the other way 😂
That's a lot of damage!
That sound button you didn’t enable is r/mildlyinfuriating
I like the part where he realizes where it's gonna fall & pushes on the fucking huge tree to try & make it fall the opposite way.
One way to get rid of an undesirable neighbor...
I’ve had seven or eight large trees removed from my lot and this is not how the pros do it. They use a crew and remove the tree from the top down. One of mine was a huge oak with two big limbs directly over the house. Not one branch fell on the roof. No need to drop it on your neighbor’s house to break the fall.
I wish this had sound.
Where was the original video from? Obviously Reddit because of the muted audio icon, but I would love the original source to enjoy the audio.
and there wouldn’t be any audio anyway as it should be all white and not gray.
"Now, it ain't about what you cut, it's about what you *don't* cut."
How many of you tried to turn the other volume on? I did...
Uploading the video was too much work. Better upload a phone recording of the video on mute.
Spent $12k to save $2k
This happened in the city I live in, Billings, Montana. This guy was a professional and the company didn't even help with the damage or offer compensation.
The link you posted is just a photo. There is no article providing any context.
I like how he walks away. "Maybe no one will notice. Time for my break! "
I don’t know what you were watching but he was obviously really upset and putting his hands on his head like he was thinking about his stupid decisions
Honestly as a new home owner I would’ve expected a lot more destruction and this makes me feel better... obv gonna suck paying the home owners insurance but didn’t kill my family
It looks like he wedged out the opposite side but just didn't account for the major lean it already had. Dude needed some ropes. Or as others have said, cut from the top down.
What was the thought process?
Cut tree down.
There's a reason why these size trees are cut in sections.
“Hey honey, good news! The tree is down and our house is a convertible!”
Stihl has like 50 videos on felling trees on YouTube this guy must have watched the one called "Blooper Reel"
where does he think that trees go when you cut them?
This was a terrible stupid plan from the start.
Plot twist: Not his house.
Lmao. People will put a notch in a tree and be certain it will fall that way, even if all of the weight is on the other side of the tree...
Maybe we’re all wrong and he was trying to cut down the tree and demo his home all at once.
Lessons were learned today
Was he trying to stop it from falling for a second there? Lol
Ok so I've done video work for a tree felling company up by Yosemite and I can tell you with extreme confidence that NOBODY should ever try and chop a big tree down that isn't a professional. It's f*cking terrifying and requires tremendous time and skill and an entire crew.
The guys I was working with were explicitly only working in residential areas and on the road side, so a similar situation as this. Even though I was with total pros, it was still one of the most terrifying filming experiences of my life. Way more than I thought lol.
First you bring in an arborist to check the condition of the tree to see how old and dead it is because it MATTERS and if you treat the tree wrong, you will die because it will fall wrong or shatter under you. Then block off the road so you don't drop a f*cking tree or big ass branch on a car. Then you have to graphing hook the top of the tree like Batman and hope to God your clamp caught right. Then you climb the tree, cutting off all the branches as you go (being careful not to cut off your own leg or your rope), then you attach a rope to the top and cut the top off and have the boys guide it down. Then you attach more ropes to the main part so you can guide it's direction. Then you put precisely angled cuts in the base with a chainsaw and pull on it with a piece of heavy equipment. Then you're still not done because you gotta cut it up into chunks and feed it into the wood chipper.
This guy didn't have a chance. He had absolutely ZERO prep done to get this thing done right. It's a miracle he didn't kill multiple people, especially himself. He should legit be fined or arrested for gross negligence and endangerment of others.
I’m so confused…..which way did he think it fall? the opposite way, on the power lines? across the yards/gate to the left? towards the camera person??? like what was his thought process, this was going to end badly any way it fell.
I feel qualified to answer this as someone with experience doing dumb shit, including spending more money to cut down my own trees than it costs to hire a pro.
I'm sure he made his cuts so that it would fall across the yard towards the camera, but failed to realize the center of gravity may not be at the center of the trunk.
He literally tried to stop it from falling with his hands. Lol.
You almost have to wonder if it wasn’t an accident.
That’s a solidly crafted roof, I tell you hwat.
Trees fall the way they lean
Cool! Removed the tree and house same time
So distraught he walks into oncoming traffic at the end. 😂
Love it how he's putting up his hands to stop the tree,
Idiot stands there and tries to push tree.
In California you wouldn’t have to pay for that! The state has already approved that no one is responsible for their own actions and behaviors.
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