A man’s unconventional way of cutting a palm tree in Redlands, California, resulted in him swaying wildly from side to side, video posted on Thursday, September 24, shows.
Footage originally posted on Twitter shows an arborist near the top of a severely bending palm tree getting to work with a chainsaw. Once the top of the tree is removed, the trunk rebounds dramatically, taking the arborist on a hair-raising ride.
“It scared me,” the recorder of the video told Storyful, The arborist, however, “was not afraid, because he has been doing that work for a long time.”
Separate video showed the intrepid tree surgeon was able to descend once the trunk stabilized. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful