Rootwork with a rope

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Rootwork with a rope

Post  Klaudia & Martin on Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:44 pm

Hello everybody

I just like to share a little trick I use while working with bigger trees.

For doing some root-work underneath I simply fix the trees top with a rope to a higher point.
It's easy to lift it up than and work with the other free hand.

Kind regards
Martin


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Re: Rootwork with a rope

Post  Poink88 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:43 pm

Good tip! Thanks!

I believe Sandev (Sebartijan) use somewhat the same technique and showed it in various videos of his.

I like that tree, mind telling us what it is?

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Re: Rootwork with a rope

Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:54 pm

Nice helper just wondering why you have the rope attached at an angle to your work area, seems like gravity will pull the tree away from you and make it swing like a pendulum, thereby requiring you to hold onto the tree, canceling the effect of having a free hand???

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Post  Russell Coker on Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:04 pm




Get it tied off correctly and it works just fine. We did this with BIG satsuki all the time, when they needed a really thorough root cleaning and washing, and couldn't be laid on their side.

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Post  Klaudia & Martin on Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:25 am

Hello again

@Rob
Nice helper just wondering why you have the rope attached at an angle to your work area, seems like gravity will pull the tree away from you and make it swing like a pendulum, thereby requiring you to hold onto the tree, canceling the effect of having a free hand???
As I wanted to work underneath the trunk/roots the longer rope allows me to lift up the tree to the side for more visibility.

@Poink88
It is a european beech. You can see a few more pics on our blog.

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Martin

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Post  Kev Bailey on Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:49 pm

I use this method all the time. I fashioned a heavy duty hook that is permanently attached to a beam in our car port and I use old kernmantel climbing rope that is very soft and doesn't damage bark. A wheelbarrow placed underneath allows me to raise even my heaviest trees on boxes until the tree is tied off and once the boxes are removed, the barrow catches all the soil worked or reciprocal sawn off.

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Re: Rootwork with a rope

Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:23 pm

Klaudia & Martin wrote:Hello again

@Rob
Nice helper just wondering why you have the rope attached at an angle to your work area, seems like gravity will pull the tree away from you and make it swing like a pendulum, thereby requiring you to hold onto the tree, canceling the effect of having a free hand???
As I wanted to work underneath the trunk/roots the longer rope allows me to lift up the tree to the side for more visibility.

Kind regards
Martin

Ok, thanks for the answer Martin.

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Re: Rootwork with a rope

Post  Bonsai Kas on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:40 pm

And if someone is being cute you can use it as a wrecking ball :p

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