published Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Top Video April 8-13: Helicopter chainsaw clears trees near North Georgia lines

Helicopter chainsaw clears trees near North Georgia lines
Hanging from a helicopter, a massive chainsaw cleared swathes of trees around power lines for the North Georgia EMC power company near LaFayette, Ga. The chainsaw, operated by Rotor Blade Airborne Vegetation Management, of Georgetown, S.C., consists of 10 blades, each 25-inches in diameter and powered by a 4-stroke snowmobile engine.
about Patrick Smith...

Patrick Smith is the videographer for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University’s photojournalism program. He has split his time between shooting still photos and video for the newspaper’s website since 2007. A native of Bloomington, Ill., Patrick completed internships with the U.S. Army Public Affairs Office and the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since joining the Times Free Press, Patrick has been honored with several awards, including first place ...

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