Here is a photo of the chainsaw. Pretty huh. It has the Powersharp built right in so you just move a lever and run it and it sharpens itself..cool. Ok so I needed to get busy as I only have a couple of weeks trial of the saw and a lot to do. Here is a photo of the first tree that I tackled around 10:30 this morning.
this was an ash tree that was killed by the Emerald Ash borer, behind our house . The next one is a part of a Catalpa tree that died, not sure what keeps killing parts of the Catalpa, will have to investigate that farther.
We have had a lot of wind and snow damage in our woods, so the next several shots are of trees that had the tops blown out of them in the woods and they had to be cut down (bottom parts) and tops cut up.
This is how far I got before I had to wait for batteries to charge, really quite a bit done (I also needed a break, guess this was about 2 hours of work to this point).
cutting this ash tree up above used up another battery, here is a close up of what the Emerald Ash borer does to a tree (from just above the base).
they tunnel in the cambium layer just under the bark destroying the tree's ability to take up nutrients. Saw one of the beetles while cutting up this tree, they are MUCH smaller than I realized that they are, not a whole lot bigger than a mosquito, online photos really don't do them justice.
Well so far I'm very very pleased with the saw. It works very well, cuts like butter, lightweight, very easy to operate, even my husband who has a lot of disabilties came out and made a few cuts and said it was a very nice saw. The dealer said that cutting through larger wood like I was doing would go through batteries faster than the smaller wood ..so I got about the number of cuts that I expected. All the wood in the above photos were cut on 3 battery charges.
I am 60 years old and have polyperepherial neuropathy in my hands (and feet,etc.) and arthritis, and I had NO PROBLEM with the saw, and I'm not sore or really tired although did appreciate the rest while the battery was charging. I have had problems in the past with my back and have a replacement hip, but using the saw presented no problems in those areas. I highly recommend it.
Well seeing as how I have the saw for a couple of weeks ..here is what I'm facing that needs to be done:
First, back in the closest part of the woods near our house are a lot of snow and windfall trees as well as trees down cause of insect damage and more dying ash trees.
obvious damage to 2 trees
some of the small ash trees LOOK like they would survive, like these..until you look closely at the bark..
Here is another large dead ash tree that has to come down.