Spotted online, a video of an unidentified tree surgeon from San Bernadino, California, using a novel method to bring down a large palm tree in September 2020. He starts by removing the top, but is then taken for a wild whiplash ride as he clings to the trunk for dear life as it whips back and forth.
The arborist has climbed the 30 metre branchless tree trunk, armed with a chain saw and amazing grip strength, but may not have fully considered the full repercussions of his methodology.
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It seems that he got away with it this time. Although we have heard that he is a regular user of this technique, although the others on site were clearly unaware. One of these days his grip may fail him.