- A comical video showed how a huge tree was removed using unorthodox methods
- The net result was that it landed on a Land Rover vehicle
- The footage was shared via social media and South Africans couldn’t stop laughing at the men behind the mission
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A comical video was shared via social media on Monday and has made quite an impact on South Africans.
South Africa Live shared the video via their Facebook page and it shows an enormous tree being cut down to size.
However, the exercise goes horribly wrong as the tree ends up falling on a Land Rover vehicle.
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It seems the inexperienced tree fellers utilised the vehicle to aid in the tree removal.
Briefly.co.za noted the comments and by all accounts, this was the net result of using cost-effective labour.
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Some questioned the merits of tree removal and one Facebook user summed it up nicely.
Nico Tjn de Jager said, “Thando Makhubu, the following considerations, in order of importance :
1. This tree was listing to the side of the houses. One more huge storm and it might kill someone, or damage property.
2. It is a blue gum tree. Which is alien to Southern Africa - actually came from Australia, as timber for use in mining. As such, it is also cultivated in sustainable forests, locally, for same main purpose - mining, and some secondary purposes.
3. It is a water thirsty plant species.
The sheer foolishness of bringing down such a huge tree, without expert tree fellers on hand, gave a sorry, but probably just result.”
Bemused social media users couldn’t make sense of the strategy to use the vehicle to tug the tree.
Shayden Sooklal asked, “What was this guy actually expecting to happen?”
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Carol Berry said, “Guess what - no insurance! this is how to employ a tree feller with no insurance.... oh dear...as you say, people always on the cheap.... stupid.”
Johan Clausen added, “Thats what you get for pulling an SA tree with a British vehicle, karma.”
Thapelo Molele said, “Science of stupid.”
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