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18v Ryobi Blue SawZall Mod (Cone of Safety)


Today, with leaves fallen allowing a better view of the size and girth of their parents, I explored the surrounding trees to maintain I was still within a cone of safety. After finding a few instances where trees had doubled in size over the past 6-7 months I decided to remove a few that were choking each other out due to over-competition & top a few of the taller ones that were beginning to overtake my house. It amazes me just how quickly some of these trees grew! Two of the trees I removed that were growing next to my house were baby saplings in May just months past when I began building but by mid-october they were already more than twice as tall as my home and close enough to hurt the structure if they were to fall upon it... Nature is alive and well on this property! In order to cut the trees I weighed purchase of a pole saw but found it would be just as easy, if not more effective, to to simply add to and modify my 25+ year old blue Ryobi 18 volt sawzall. This video takes us through the steps of the modification, some of the descision making process, and a few of the results, including removal of those two trees... Tags: #18v, #ryobi, #blue, #sawzall, #trees, #competition, #overPopulation, #tinyHouse, #offGrid, #DIY, #howTo, #frugal, #free, #nature, #construction, #landscaping, #livinmicro

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