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[TowerTalk] Maintenance of "Natural Towers"

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Maintenance of "Natural Towers"
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Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 21:23:06 -0500 (EST)
In a message dated 97-11-23 18:47:20 EST, writes:

> My concern with a Colrado Blue Spruce that is only 30 feet tall, is if the
>  top 10 feet or so are strong enough to hold the mast, antenna and rotor
>  not sag drastically? I seem to recall from my northern days that this tree
>  really tapers fast at the top...

     Thirty feet's better than nothing. 

     Yes, it tapers to a point at the top. When I top a tree to install a
yagi system, I like to get it six inches or so in diameter. Bigger is fine
but the part you cut off will be bigger and heavier. Find the spot where it's
the right size and saw away. 

73,  Steve   K7LXC

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