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Palm tree takes trimmer for wild ride high over the ground

Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A tree trimmer in California went for a wild ride on a tall palm tree when cutting the fronds free caused the tree trunk to whip upright from a bent-over position.

A video captured by a witness and posted to Twitter shows the arborist trimming the fronds from a palm tree in Redlands that is bent over from the excess weight.

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The fronds fall to the ground, and the tree violently whips upright and sways sharply back and forth before coming to a rest.

The trimmer does not come loose from his perch despite the trunk's movements, and witnesses said he was able to climb down safely once it had stopped moving.

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