Blackpowder Tree Removal
For those of you out there who shoot coal burners, here's a video on using black powder to take down a problem tree.
I can remember seeing "Powder Wedges" years ago, but I've never seen one used. Powder wedges are a two piece splitting wedge that you drive into the piece of wood you want to split, then fill it with black powder, light the fuse, and wait for the boom! Tough wood that wouldn't split with regular methods would split easily, and I understand it was great fun to boot.
For taking this tree down a powder wedge was not used, but black powder was the energy source. The video explains how they went about it.
Thanks to True Blue Sam from the blog of the same name for making the video.