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Delimbing is the process of removing side branches from the stem of a felled tree. The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth A tree can be defined as a large, perennial, woody plant. ...

When the tree is lying on the ground, branches may be storing enormous potential energy through mechanical strain. When a branch is cut, often with a chain saw, this energy can be released suddenly and the branch can jump dangerously. In addition, a branch may be supporting the tree, and the tree can fall or roll when the branch is cut. For these reasons, delimbing is a skilled operation requiring careful safety planning. Potential energy (U, or Ep), a kind of scalar potential, is energy by virtue of matter being able to move to a lower-energy state, releasing energy in some form. ... Strain, in any branch of science dealing with materials and their behaviour, is the geometrical expression of deformation caused by the action of stress on a physical body. ... Alternative meaning: Chainsaw (computer program) A chainsaw (also spelled chain saw) is a portable mechanical, motorized saw. ...

In British English, delimbing can be synonymous with snedding. Alternatively, delimbing can be used to describe the operation on larger branches, and snedding on smaller. British English is a term primarily used by people outside of the UK to refer to the form of the English language spoken in the British Isles. ...

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Self-aligning cutter head assembly for delimbing trees - United States Patent 4,749,012 (3714 words)
It is generally known to delimb trees by encircling the tree trunk with curved blade members and either moving the curved blade members along the length of the tree, or pulling the tree in a longitudinal direction through the curved blade members.
The delimbing device of this patent is supported in a fixed position on a trailer and includes a pair of semi-circular lower cutting blade jaws with a single semi-circular upper cutting jaw pivotally mounted between the lower jaws.
The delimbed tree may then be positioned on the length cutter, not shown, and then the cut length is loaded on the truck, or the whole delimbed tree can be directly loaded on a truck positioned adjacent the knuckle boom loader 12.
Tree delimbing apparatus - Patent 4919175 (2196 words)
The delimbing apparatus of claim 4 wherein said lower ends of said support arms are pivotally connected to said vehicle at points adjacent to the central longitudinal axis of said vehicle.
To operate the delimber, the boom is extended and the delimbing head grasps the tree, using grapple jaws.
In operation, the delimber head is lowered to contact with the butt of the log 48 which is to be delimbed, and grappling arms 17 are tightened around the log.
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