Wild ride: Man cutting palm tree ends up swinging precariously in the air

A man's unconventional way of cutting a palm tree resulted in him taking a wild ride.

Video taken in Redlands, California, showed the arborist near the top of the severely bending palm tree.

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The man began cutting the top of the tree with a chainsaw. But once the top of the tree was removed, the trunk rebounded dramatically, taking the man on a hair-raising ride.

The person who recorded the video told Storyful it was a scary sight, but said the man on the tree “was not afraid, because he has been doing that work for a long time.”

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Separate video showed the unorthodox tree surgeon climbing back down once the trunk stabilized.


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