Timber! Spectacular moment a tree splits vertically and disintegrates into a cloud of smoke during felling
- The tree was chopped by a logger before splitting sideways in Nanaimo, Canada
- It split vertically and disintegrated into a huge cloud of smoke during felling
- Appearing swept up in the moment, the worker shouts ‘that was ‘f*****g nuts!’
This is the astonishing moment a tree split vertically and completely disintegrated into a cloud of smoke during felling.
Footage shows a logger straddling a towering tree in a woodland in Nanaimo, Canada.
The worker can be heard using a chainsaw to hack through one of the branches.
Time to split! A tree was sent plummeting to the woodland floor in Nanaimo, Canada
Within a few seconds, the top starts to topple sideways and snaps the tree in half – with a thundering sound echoing through the woods.
The top half comes plummeting towards the ground as a huge chunk of the tree breaks away near the trunk.
It then splits, sending pieces of bark flying and creating a cloud of brown smoke.
Huge chunks of tree are scattered and force the cameraman to quickly jump backwards, in the clip from February 7, 2018.
The cameraman managed to escape injuries and quickly jumped backwards to avoid the pieces of flying bark
An eye-witness said: ‘I was cutting dead snag near powerlines when the tree failed spectacularly.’
Moments later, a half-chopped tree appears behind the plume of smoke.
The worker, who appears swept up in the adrenaline rush, then says: ‘That was f*****g nuts!’
His friend, who is filming, seems just as impressed as he yells: ‘Yeah, buddy!
It comes just months after a blundering tree surgeon chopped down one of Britain’s first ever giant redwoods ‘by mistake’.
Arwyn Morgan, 50, felled the historic tree at the Penllergaer Estate, Swansea to make way for a new housing estate.
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