Here is a frightening scene and a bit of a story to go with it.
So last summer I was looking for some good wood logs or standing snags which would be handy to get at for firewood for the trapline cabin. In one older cut block there was a nice standing dry fir snag. There was quite a lean to it away from the road so it would take about 70 feet of cable to pull it out. Anyway I left it for another day.
This spring I go down the same road and my dry fir snag is gone and I could not see where it was driving down the road. We turned around down at the landing and started back up. There through the low green brush I see the butt end of the sawn log. So I stopped and went up the bank to investigate. Wow what i saw made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
Some one had made an undercut towards the road then an angle cut on the other side. With the lean on that tree there was no way it was going to the road. You can see he had to cut the stump completely before it came off. When it came off the stump it rolled and came down right where he would have been standing and felled the opposite direction to the undercut. This tree is over 24 inches on the stump and probably over 80 feet tall. Someone is lucky to be alive.
The good news is It will probably be in my woodshed at camp before fall. That is unless this idiot faller gets there first.