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I love you Jed

  • Published on Jan 23, 2023 veröffentlicht
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  • Westcoast Saw
    Westcoast Saw 2 months ago +995

    God puts some amazing people on this planet and Jed was one of them…..
    I feel very lucky I got to spend some time hanging out with Jed doing what we love
    He was truly One of a kind.
    RIP Jed love you brother 🙏

    • Rick Sanchez
      Rick Sanchez 9 days ago

      RIP Jed

    • Outlaw Bows and @offgrid_ally
      Outlaw Bows and @offgrid_ally 21 day ago

      I only started dropping some more serious trees in the past 3 or 4 months since we moved offgrid and remote in Australia.
      I found Jacob and Jed while I was looking for better info on cutting trees and came across the 8 ways to fell a tree video. Instantly Jed comes across as both a true professional at his work and also an extremely humble man in how he carried himself.
      I will be forever indebted to him and Jacob for that video and the information they shared. It's given me the confidence to cut some heavy trees over here and know it will be a good shot.
      Rest in peace mate.

    • TreeNinja
      TreeNinja Month ago

      One thing I know for sure is “ when ever I lose the fear of climbing ,sawing and rigging I’m done with trees”every time I climb I’m scared.
      Widow makers hide and often never seen. RIL Jed. I learned new techniques from you buddy 😢

    • Ryan Willis
      Ryan Willis Month ago +1

      @John Campbell take that to some other video, show some class.

    • Allan AP
      Allan AP Month ago

      Well said 👍🙂 sorry for your loss R.I.P Jed

  • TheFlyingFetus
    TheFlyingFetus Month ago +68

    I'll never forget watching the tree felling tutorial for the first time. How humble and genuine he was. This brought a tear out of me. I'm glad you got say I love you. Us guys usually don't say it out loud.

    • DrHavok1
      DrHavok1 Month ago +3

      Exactly... and amen

  • Barefootly Rooted Manufacturing

    Absolutely beautiful tribute. The ending where you guys say I love you is really quite moving. That’s what life is about right there. Rest in peace, Jed.

  • Thecutlery
    Thecutlery 2 months ago +172

    2 years ago, I took down a 35 foot black walnut in my backyard. After being quoted absolutely ridiculous rates or being ignored by all the arborists in my area, I decided to do it myself. I cut it down, cut the limbs into firewood and built a chainsaw mill to turn the trunk into slabs. I had never touched a chainsaw prior to this endeavor, and everything from safety, to technique, to sharpening the thing, almost all of my knowledge came from this channel and learning from Jed. I feel like he literally taught me everything I know about this.
    I don't comment on videos, but this is an exception. Rest in peace man. Thank you for everything, and thank you Jacob for the channel and everything you're doing

    • Nothing_nEw
      Nothing_nEw Month ago +9

      @Elliott Brown gotta pay the bills. The talent then leave the location without a trace. Homeowners all have high expectations and it quickly translates into skilled labor. It's not groundskeeper Willy working on your property it's craftsman with responsibility and experience that you pay for.

    • Elliott Brown
      Elliott Brown Month ago +13

      I think it's important to keep in mind that those absolutely ridiculous rates are for the exact reason Jed's life was cut short. Tree work is an incredibly hazardous job that few recognize. Not only the risk of limb, but also property. No matter the size of a tree, there's almost always a hazard presented. What a blessing it was that you were able to gain the courage from Jed's instruction. I too have gained so much from his videos.

    • RNJuiceable
      RNJuiceable Month ago +2

      it is absolutely incredible how much bringing down a single tree can cost. We recently got quoted something like $7500 to bring down about 15-20 moderately sized trees so I've done the same as you -- relearned it myself

  • Ian Reeves
    Ian Reeves 11 days ago

    I'm gutted to learn about Jed's death. His eloquence, deep knowledge, intelligence, and obvious humility were on full display in every one of the videos you produced. He was a goddamn professor of tree work. I only knew of the man through these videos and still I cried. That speaks volumes about what kind of person he must have been. Rest in Trees, Jed.

  • Scott Horkey
    Scott Horkey 2 months ago +63

    I knew Jed as a teenager and he was always someone you wanted to just be close to. Although we hadn’t spoke since 1992, it was clear that he was still a great thinker, feeler, and communicator. Thank you for putting this together, I’m so sorry for your loss, and for all of our loss.

  • Bradley JP
    Bradley JP 2 months ago +877

    This hit me harder than I thought it would. Jeds knowledge has been passed to so many. Ive dropped hundreds of trees with his knowledge. RIP Jed, keep slaying big firs in the sky

    • Hoogo Einhard
      Hoogo Einhard 2 months ago

      Naprawdę smutna wiadomość :( moje kondolencje dla rodziny i przyjaciół

    • Trackerchef
      Trackerchef 2 months ago +1

      I'm right there with you. Stay sharp!

    • George McArthur
      George McArthur 2 months ago +1

      Damn. Same. Nothing much more to say than respect.

    • Aaron McElhinney
      Aaron McElhinney 2 months ago +3

      So true for me too. Jed was an intelligent and talented craftsman. I appreciate the knowledge that he shared with all of us. I hope he’s in the presence of the Lord right now.

    • busybody1
      busybody1 2 months ago +1

      @Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Amen brother in Christ Jesus 👍

  • Jim Shorts
    Jim Shorts Month ago +1

    I watch several tree channels regularly but had never seen this one for some reason so this is the first time to see you and Jed. What a great, passionate, sharp guy he was! Definitely the type of person that makes the world a better place and will be sorely missed. As somewhat of a tree feller myself I can understand what he said about the “ineffable” feeling that that sort of work gives you. You feel godlike way up in a tree, overlooking everything around you, while at the same time, being on the ground dropping one also gives you a real sense of power and the forces of nature. A definite respect for each tree and a true appreciation for the forest.

  • Jim Spence
    Jim Spence Month ago +5

    Tomorrow is not promised, thanks for all the videos you have done with Jed. Rest in peace Jed. My condolences to you and Jeds family

  • Dylan Presson
    Dylan Presson 2 months ago +28

    to do something so hard when you are in pain is a beautiful thing. Thanks for honoring your friend in this way. Rest in Peace, Jed.

  • ryogain USU
    ryogain USU Month ago +8

    I don't know you from Adam, but your tribute and effort to care for your friend's family is admirable. It touched me deeply. As a father to two little girls myself, I'm broken by the amount of love he must have for his little girls and how badly he probably misses them. At the same time, I am consoled by the knowledge that he has someone like you in his corner to watch over his family. I've donated what little I can because of your efforts. A burden shared is a burden lightened. Thank you.

  • Peter Randall
    Peter Randall 2 months ago +18

    Heart felt sympathy from a tree man in Cornwall. We all know it can be dangerous, but never think it will be us - or even less a great like Jed.
    So sorry for all those close to Jed. Beautiful video, his legacy will live on in the wisdom he shared through your videos. God bless, RIP.

  • Michael Hodge
    Michael Hodge 2 months ago +248

    I cried like a baby through this entire tribute. I never had the honor to know Jed personally, but he was a guy you could just love through the screen. He’s always been a legend in my book. That last part in Gordy’s shop when you told each other I love you, that’s always stuck with me. Pure magic. You and all your friends have made a big impact on a lot of lives. We’ll miss you Jed ❤.

    • DrHavok1
      DrHavok1 Month ago +1


    • kevbres778
      kevbres778 2 months ago +2

      That was a powerful scene in Gordy’s shop. We should all tell each other we love the other more often

    • Iffykid Mn
      Iffykid Mn 2 months ago +3

      Thank you for putting into words those I could not! 😢

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ  2 months ago +4

      Repent to Jesus Christ “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
      ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19‬:‭14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Oliver Davies
    Oliver Davies 20 days ago

    He seemed like an amazing, humble, and fun man. I am glad he found his calling. I am a young guy in the tree game and my nickname is Jed so this one is especially scary and eye opening. Rest in Peace Jed

  • Amir Abdulla
    Amir Abdulla Month ago

    Rest in peace Jed. I will always remember the knowledge he shared, and wouldn't have fallen a tree without your guy's expertise

  • Rusty-ole-boomstick
    Rusty-ole-boomstick 2 months ago +9

    Dang, this shows you how things can change so quickly, even with an experienced craftsman, a damned Widowmaker is all it takes, my condolences to all that were touched by Jed, I have only seen him on video, what a swell dude, he seemed to have a huge heart and every time I watched Jed in a video, he always had a tremendous laugh that was infectious. Guys like Jed are one in a billion This is heart wrenching, Again my condolences to all especially his family. Rest in peace 🕊️

  • John Williams
    John Williams Month ago

    Jed has taught so many people with you through you tube ,he has saved lives 0:56 and gave his humble knowledge to people willing to learn .he was amazing at whatever he did , because he liked it .I didn’t personally know him but just from his incredible videos felt like I did . God bless and thank you for touching so many souls in this world Rest In Peace

  • docsavagE
    docsavagE 13 days ago

    Wow. Your videos have helped spread Jed’s love for the work throughout the world. Terrible loss. RIP Legend.

  • Sean leonard
    Sean leonard 2 months ago +303

    Beautiful tribute Jake. 8 ways to fell a tree was a major moment in my career. His knowledge is something i carry with me everyday at work. That video alone ignited a passion in me to be a proficient feller not just a climber. RIP Jed. You’re a legend

    • Ole Harbo
      Ole Harbo Month ago

      @Duke Craig
      Thank you very much for the booktip and for your own story. We have neither mountains nor heavy industries here, nevertheless people still die in their jobs. 100 % safety doesn't exist.

    • Mic Fit
      Mic Fit 2 months ago +2

      Down here in aus, this dude thought me so much , fucking crazy 😢

    • Ole Harbo
      Ole Harbo 2 months ago +10

      Agree. I'm not a professional treefeller let alone a climber, but that video with - among others - "Inbred" Jed was awesome and the first of your videos I fell upon. Helped my hobbyfelling as well. Take care and maybe some time off if possible. RIP Jed.

  • patrick kelly
    patrick kelly Month ago

    I heard this and even though I didn’t personally know him. I’ve come to know him from hours of video. Always a smile on his face and such a friendly open and inviting guy. He was such an evil genius type when it came to anything tree cutting and chainsaw. I learned so much from him and have been so much safer in my operations.
    Thank you guys for your content and Jed will be missed. My condolences to you all and his family my deepest sorrow. I have two young daughters myself.

  • Peter Evans
    Peter Evans Month ago

    I stumbled over one of your videos as I've been learning how to use a chainsaw for basic garden stuff and was gutted to read about Jed's passing after that first video......this is one hell of a tribute and had me in bits. What an amazingly talented guy he was.

  • Matthew
    Matthew 2 months ago +4

    I am not a cutter but as a lineman I rely on tree crews alot. Jed was amazing to watch and loved his work. Be safe fellas.

  • Toppers Topley
    Toppers Topley Month ago

    Absolutely gutted to hear of Jed’s passing. Never met him, didn’t know him but he was always so cool and interesting and just loved his work and his life.
    Condolences to you all from the other side of the Atlantic. God speed Jed.

  • mark Zadlock
    mark Zadlock 2 months ago +5

    Very nice tribute! Jed always had a smile on his face

  • sobepow
    sobepow 2 months ago +211

    I have watched "WORLD'S BEST TREE FELLING TUTORIAL" more times than I will admit. Listening and watching Jed verbalize his thoughts and his approach in the art of felling trees is awe inspiring. Truly, a Mozart of the chainsaw with extraordinary contributions to the field. I never met him, but I will miss him.

    • da king
      da king 2 months ago

      Guy i hire has watched that v

    • GREGG G
      GREGG G 2 months ago +1

      That is one of the best how and why videos on Clip-Share.

    • Ken Gibson
      Ken Gibson 2 months ago +1

      This is my favorite video too. I also have watched it so many times and I love it, Jed is an artist!

  • Jedadiah Smith
    Jedadiah Smith Month ago

    just watching your video, anyone can tell how much Jed loved what he does. And how much he loved sharing it. From one Jed to another. That was a hell of a man!

  • John Anderson
    John Anderson 2 months ago

    Jacob, Thanks for bringing Jed into all of our lives. We all could learn a little bit not just from how he cut and how he filed but how he lived genuine and humble. Thank you and God Bless.

  • XrpAndy
    XrpAndy 2 months ago +7

    I have so much respect for loggers and tree work guys. Absolute legends, badasses and the unsung hero’s in our country. Rest easy Jed ❤️

  • Nick Esparza
    Nick Esparza 2 months ago

    Truly sorry for your loss Jacob. My jaw literally hit floor after watching this video for the first time. Jed was one of those guys that when he spoke you listened, always articulate and very knowledgeable of his craft. Climb your way up and watch your friends and family from the tree tops in heaven RIP. Praying for you and his family.

  • Andy Stampfli
    Andy Stampfli 2 months ago

    I heard of Jed from his death, on a firewood channel tonight. I cut as a hobby and truly envy all of the guys who do it for a living. Especially climbers. So sorry to hear of his loss. Prayers for his family and friends. Inept-able ... Great memory for you to share when there are no words.🙏

  • goterdone05
    goterdone05 2 months ago +143

    You sir, have done an amazing job capturing a man at his absolute best, at his craft, and passion. This man has left a legacy. Many have learned, and will continue to learn from Jed because of this.
    His legacy will live on.

  • David Bolles
    David Bolles Month ago

    Brutal. Something I always appreciated in your videos and interactions with Jed was that, regardless of jokes, etc., it was very clear how much you valued each other. Rest in Peace, Jed.

  • Mike Nairn
    Mike Nairn 2 months ago

    Thank you Jake, Jed would love this tribute video you have made for him and condolences to you all. Be strong Jake, Jed will always be watching with a smile. God bless.

  • Kronverket
    Kronverket 5 days ago

    I’ve been working as an arborist for 17 years and with time you ”forget” how dangerous this line of work is. I’ve watched Jed on here and on west coast.....and he just seemed like a really cool guy and skilled as hell. I’m from sweden so I’ve never met him but through the videos he just felt like a really humble and soft dude. I really hope all works out for his family and I wanna say thanks for the things he ”taught” me. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Michael Kearney
    Michael Kearney 2 months ago +2

    Jed was an exceptionally competent person working a chainsaw and his fund of knowledge about tree-work was extraordinary. I only knew him from the videos, and of all the great people involved in this work, there was nobody out there that was more competent than he was. I am dumbstruck that this could happen to such a fine person.
    Rest in Peace Jed.

  • Tuzic
    Tuzic Month ago

    My deepest condolences to his family and friends. My heart breaks for you guys, you're videos with him were truly epic. He loved what he was doing and died loving it. A true legend passed too soon. 😞

  • Chris Moran
    Chris Moran 2 months ago +166

    When you said "I love you Jed"…. That was immensely powerful, can’t imagine how it felt for you to edit that. This has honestly rocked my world and I’m just a random regular viewer that cuts his own firewood. My thoughts are with you, and stay strong ❤

    • yeahnahsweetas
      yeahnahsweetas 2 months ago +5

      Also the way Jed reacted to it gives the full picture of what that relationship was. Really beautiful moment that was actually, and it takes a special couple of guys to say that kind of stuff to each other for one, and to proudly put it on youtube for all to see is a shining example of who these men are.

    • Jared Brooks
      Jared Brooks 2 months ago +3

      Yeah, real cool Jacob. Let's never forget to always tell our brothers we love em. Not enough of that in our world. Terribly sorry for the loss of Jed. And I happened to know that there's a God in the heavens that will restore Jed, and ones like him taken too soon, to a renewed life (John 5: 28, 29) God Almighty loves a hard worker, and a family man. He will grant these ones something wonderful in the near future (Isaiah 65: 21-25)

    • Maddie Newo
      Maddie Newo 2 months ago +8

      The I love you Jed gave me goosebumps, so moving 😢

  • Brian Houck
    Brian Houck 2 months ago

    What an amazing human Jed was, the videos you guys created on sharpening chains ignited my own passion in tree work. May he Rest In Peace

  • Conny Åbonde
    Conny Åbonde Month ago

    From watching Jed in your vids Jacob I can tell he was a great guy. Things like this happens even to the best of the best it seems. It makes me real sad to hear. Strength to you in these times, losing a good friend and to his family and other friends. RIP Jed.

  • The-Skinn
    The-Skinn 2 months ago

    I didn’t know of Jed until this video. He seemed like a brilliant and passionate man, an artist. RIP and prayers to his family and .

  • Brosuff426
    Brosuff426 Month ago +3

    Jake… my heart is truly broken. I never thought I’d shed a tear for someone I didn’t know personally. But I was proven wrong today. I can feel your pain and I’m sure many of us feel it as well. Keep your head up brother your community will come through for Jeds wife and little girls . I have a wife and 2 little girls and possibly another on the way. I share the same line of work as a tree climber and bucket operator and I will take this lesson and apply it everyday. Stay diligent , stay focused , follow your heart, and trust in gods plan. For Jed is now with the lord in heaven with streets paved of gold. We will all be up there with our fallen brother one day. Untill the. Every tree I take down will be in memory of him. R.I.P Jed you are a warrior. You’re energy will carry through, you will never truly be gone. With all of my heart I love you guys.

  • Sean Michael
    Sean Michael 2 months ago

    I’m in a completely different industry. Dangerous nonetheless. The danger we put ourselves in to provide for our families breeds a kind of camaraderie that I can relate to here. If I ever lost a comrade because of what we do at work, I’d be crushed. I felt your pain in that intro, brother. I’m grateful I haven’t had to deal with that. Sorry for your loss, man… I’m sorry for his wife and kids. This hit home for me. Thanks for sharing…

  • Johnny Reengo
    Johnny Reengo 2 months ago +397

    My heart sank. I’m so sorry Jake. Jed was a legend.

    • Allan AP
      Allan AP Month ago

      Mine too

    • Richard A. Montanaro, PhD
      Richard A. Montanaro, PhD Month ago +1

      Enjoyed so much his knowledge and kind manner here. My condolences.

    • J C
      J C 2 months ago +2

      Look up Within Heaven's Gates by Rebecca Springer 😇

  • WokenWRLD
    WokenWRLD Month ago

    Fly High, Jed. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us, and thank you for putting this together in honor of him.

  • Andrew R
    Andrew R Month ago

    Oh man that sucks. I’m so sorry for all your loss, Jed came across as a stand out guy just doing what he loved.
    Stay safe Jake, peace and love to all.

  • Alex W.
    Alex W. 2 months ago +1

    Jed was a legend. Anyone who has watched even one of your videos knows this. So sorry for your loss.

  • Koland Construction
    Koland Construction 2 months ago

    Rest In Peace to an awesome man. prayers being sent to you , the crew , and Jed's family.

  • Susan Treadway
    Susan Treadway 2 months ago +7

    RIP Jed - enjoyed the time we had to share watching him as part of your team. God has the bigger plan and is in control of how long we have. He was awesome to watch. Prayers for his family; his wife and daughters, and you all at Eastside!

  • JD Bike Repair
    JD Bike Repair 2 months ago +139

    Jed was an inspiration to all arborists, fallers, your fans, his friends and family. It’s not until now that I realize Jed was also a legend in the skateboarding community. News like this brings us an emptiness that your tribute video somehow replenishes with memories of Jed’s attitude, character, and that contagious smile. Rest in peace, friend.

  • Adam R
    Adam R 2 months ago +13

    Wow. First video on this channel I watched was Jed showing a bunch of different cuts so I could learn how to fell a tree properly. This was hard to watch. Death is always so hard to accept. What a great legacy he left though. Thank you Jed.

  • Dave P
    Dave P Month ago

    My condolences to all of his family and friends, even those that got to know him by the videos.
    He was a reminder of my Great Uncle who was in a wheelchair majority of his life due to a tree coming back after falling it and the skill and dedication it takes for you folks to do a dangerous but needed job.
    Condolences again.

  • Jim Holmes
    Jim Holmes 2 months ago +5

    Like so many others, I only knew Jed through your videos. What a fine soul he was. Thank you for a great memorial to a wonderful human.

  • Sean Steele
    Sean Steele 2 months ago +4

    Jake, stay strong, stay focused and as you do, stay humble. Such an amazing tribute. The banter between the two of you at the end is priceless and can never be replaced.

  • Gary Lewis
    Gary Lewis 2 months ago +2

    This hurts, man. Your channel has always been one of my favorites, and Jed has been a big reason why. If he was in a video, I knew it would be a good one.
    Prayers up for his wife, kids, and friends.

  • Game of Trees
    Game of Trees 2 months ago +68

    Well done Jacob, a true tribute from the heart. May God bless this effort abundantly.

    • Chris Scutt
      Chris Scutt 2 months ago +9

      I am often reminded that we do not know the hour or day that we are to be called to stand before the King of kings. I believe Jedd was a man of honor and he was ready before the day started. He will be missed!

  • John Lobevero
    John Lobevero Month ago

    So sorry for your loss Jake I can tell he was your mentor in this industry and good friend, it’s hard to imagine what you’re going through right now 🙏 prayers go out to you and Jed’s family

  • Ryan Lagoda
    Ryan Lagoda Month ago

    I'm sorry for your loss man. I didn't know Jed but I'd like to send my condolences to you, Jed's wife, his daughters and anyone else affected by the loss 🙏

  • Kevin Wayne
    Kevin Wayne 2 months ago +3

    You have blessed us all by allowing us to get to know Jed through your channel. This news actually made me cry. The loss was felt all the way out here in Michigan. Thanks for the sizwill school, Jed.

  • Skryze
    Skryze Month ago

    RIP Jed. When I used to work for a tree company my General Foreman used to tell me a story of a groundsman who literally turned to a pile of mush after a bucket got stuck and he touched the energized truck to get the lift down. After doing tree work for a few years I respect anyone who does this for a living it’s insanely hard work.

  • CliffandTessa Horton
    CliffandTessa Horton 2 months ago

    Loss is never an easy thing to go through. The loss of a good hardworking man is even harder. In a way your friend will live forever through this tribute. In the 20 years I spent logging western Oregon I’ve seen 11 good hardworking men taken. I wish I had pictures or videos of them , so I could honor them the same way. They should never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

  • El chivo
    El chivo 2 months ago +114

    This is my second comment: The nerves it took to make this video are second to none. I don’t see how you kept it together as well as you did. I cried my eyes out and I never met Jed. He would be honored for you to make this video. Thank you , praying for you and his family.

  • RNJuiceable
    RNJuiceable Month ago +1

    This is very sad to hear, and definitely checks my ego. We used to cut/fell firewood with Dad when we were little so we got pretty okay at it, and I just recently got back in to land clearing. I can honestly say that I run from most of the trees I fell 🤣 since I'm STILL learning how differently they can fall. I don't think I'll be doing anything like y'all do any time soon -- it's incredible how dangerous and shocking it can be. God bless you all, and I pray you find peace in this difficult time

  • Michal Wrobel
    Michal Wrobel 29 days ago

    I'm a woodworker and not a tree guy beyond some minimal family tree clearing. Your vids helped me clear a storm downed maple tree SAFELY on my mother in law's property. I've been watching your videos for a while and Jed is my Yoda, just like he was yours. Thank you for introducing us.
    Brother, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I don't know any of you but I feel the loss. I know it must feel weird sharing a part of your life with the world so publicly, but it makes a lot of us feel like we know you. We really don't, and you 100% don't know any of us but we're all just people being people and the sharing matters.
    I love you, Jake, and I love Jed 😥. I'm sad that he will no longer be able to give us his guidance.

  • Tommy Inda
    Tommy Inda 2 months ago +4

    Sorry for your lost 😔❤️ got shocked when saw this video. I was out and worked in storm damage forest yesterday and i sat down for a while and looked at the trees and i thought about Jed, you, me and everyone that are doing this kinda work. Be safe everyone ❤️

  • Piotr
    Piotr  Month ago +2

    Damn, what a tragedy. I remember the first video I ever watched about tree cutting was the one with Jed explaining all the different cuts, he seemed like he did it all his life and put whole soul into it, definitely a master of his craft. That's a huge loss for the community, everyone who knew him personally and those that will never get to. My condolences and best wishes to all his family and friends.

  • Charles Marsh
    Charles Marsh 2 months ago

    I am so very sorry for the loss of this incredible man. He was amazing and thank you for sharing so much of him with us. He will truly be missed.

    • grace palomo
      grace palomo 5 days ago

      My Condolences to the Family🙏🙏🙏

  • 818 SUKI
    818 SUKI 2 months ago +195

    I didn't know this man at all, but holy shit, how much of a great friend you are to not only have captured such an important part of a man's life, his essence, what he was really born into this world for, and during such a difficult time, you put his greatest moments together, so other humans, who couldn't witness his presence on this Earth, can understand how important this man was for the people around him. It's truly hard to lose family, specially those who you chose to become brothers with. Jed seemed to be a great man, and you definitely was part of his legacy.

  • Neville Lake
    Neville Lake Month ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss , I happened to come across this tribute after watching one of your chain sharpening videos, as a former forester myself , I feel your grief , RIP Jed 🇬🇧

  • Nick B
    Nick B 16 days ago +1

    I feel terrible for y’all and Jed, I loved to watch him, I can tell he was such a good guy to be around , a wealth of knowledge. The only reason I know how to sharpen a chainsaw is from one of your videos with Jed. Rest in peace

  • BlackCellAgent
    BlackCellAgent 2 months ago

    I didn’t know Jed, but the quality of his character is very apparent in this video. Rest In Peace sir. Condolences to his friends and family.
    I have never heard the word ineffable before, I sure plan to use it now. God bless you all.

  • JK Saw Shop
    JK Saw Shop Month ago

    I got a lot of knowledge from Jed on things that are not prevalent in my area. He will be deeply missed. It’s not a matter of if something happens, but when it does. I have been around the timber business most of my life and have seen so much happen. There are so many unforeseen things that we cannot control. Prayers for Jed’s family.

  • Chad Tune
    Chad Tune 2 months ago +4

    Even though I've never had the pleasure of meeting jed in person, this was absolutely devastating news. Jacob, I've watched all of your videos from your first channel and this channel as well. I've watched some of them multiple times. I'm a total stranger, but I'm so thankful that you have the footage of jed that you do. You all are so knowledgeable in tree work, and you both have helped so many of us tree guys further our education. The video footage of jed will live on forever, and he will be known as one of the greatest to have ever played the game. Thank you, Jacob. Rest easy, jed.

  • Brett Gonser
    Brett Gonser 2 months ago +124

    Rest in peace Jed, you can tell the way Jacob is talking about how much he loved Jed as a friend, sorry for your loss Jacob

  • Greg Allen
    Greg Allen 27 days ago

    Relatively new to the channel and want to express my deepest sympathies to Jed and his family. Also want to say how much I appreciate your tribute to him. One thing I’ve learned in my short years on this earth, it can happen to you. That is how I approach life to guard myself from all kinds of peril. God speed.

  • Trees and Tickets
    Trees and Tickets 2 months ago

    Fly High my fellow tree brother! This is a sad one for sure. Highly respected highly looked up to man who deserves all the praise in the world. To all my other brothers out there keep them eyes wide, listen, and try to be extra observant. Nothing but love to all you. Treeson so sorry for your loss brother keep your head high and continue carrying on the legacy. Be safe out there fellas!

  • Nathanael Medina
    Nathanael Medina 2 months ago +2

    I just heard and.. words do fall short, ineffable as Jed said. I’ve been in the tree world 5 years now and have seen some close calls but it never hits so hard as when you see a man with so much skill and knowledge taken away from us. Though I never had the privilege to meet him I considered Jed to be a teacher and mentor. His words echo in my head when I’m facing up a tree. I watched your falling videos with him many times. The shock and heartbreak of his passing and the pain to his family, hurts deep. I don’t know quite what to say, it’s a dangerous job but we love it. He will live on in my mind. Rest in peace Jed. May we meet in the next one
    Love you Jacob, thanks for bringing Jed’s wisdom into our work and lives. ❤

  • CliffD
    CliffD 2 months ago +3

    I'm so grateful to the work you guys do - not only because you do something that is inherantly dangerous - but do it safely - but also because of you and Jed and the way you teach - I'm a far safer chainsaw user.......He was a great man....RIP Jed.

  • Chandan Singh
    Chandan Singh 2 months ago +3

    The ending got to me big time... An inspiration to thousands of people. Rest in paradise Jed. Wonderful tribute video

  • Kaylum Graham
    Kaylum Graham 2 months ago +86

    This one is heart wrenching. When you watch these guys on Clip-Share everyday you start to grow a bond with them. Prayers and love to Jed family and friends. You was a OG. Rest easy Jed

    • Charles Mullins
      Charles Mullins 2 months ago +1

      Well said brother….I come from a big hearted family and when a goods time comes up it’s very very tough…on my mind all day

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ  2 months ago +2

      Repent to Jesus Christ “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
      ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19‬:‭14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Jamie Robinson
    Jamie Robinson Month ago

    I wish I could have met this man….I have been watching all of these videos for years.I have my own tree service in South Carolina and I am deeply saddened over this….watched this tribute many times and I cry every time.Great tribute….Love you too Jake

  • Fresh
    Fresh 2 months ago

    What a fabulously heartfelt and loving tribute. Jed knew God created a masterpiece and he no doubt felt privileged to work where most men feared to tread. RIP and sorry for your loss.

  • Phil Proulx
    Phil Proulx 2 months ago +3

    This is terrible news. I watch your tree felling tutorial featuring jed before I go out in my woods to cut. His knowledge is out of this world and I appreciate him sharing it. I built up my confidence by watching him , and the rest of your crew , use different techniques to drop them.
    God bless Jed and his family!!

  • Joey Sparks
    Joey Sparks 2 months ago

    Jed taught me so much during my chapters as an Arborist. He was an absolute legend; the Jedi Knight. RIP lovely soul My heart and prayers go out to Jed, family & friends

    • Joey Sparks
      Joey Sparks 2 months ago

      Do we have the link to the go fund me yet? Or did it come and go?? I’m putting together a car package for Jed’s family and a close friend of ours, Chris. I love you Jed. I’ll always cherish our time together and the wonderful energy you shared.
      Thank you for creating this video. It was nice to see him again doing what he loved.

  • Shea Sims
    Shea Sims 2 months ago +5

    I found your channel a few months ago and love the content. I have had chainsaws all of my adult life and I never learned more about sharpening chains and felling trees than from Jed. His knowledge and passion for what he did was amazing. He will be missed and take comfort that his knowledge was passed on to you and other professionals that were close to him but also to the average guy. The world was definitely a better place with Jed. May he rest in peace.

  • Linda Arbogast
    Linda Arbogast 2 months ago +113

    Rest in peace Jed, you will be missed. My sincere condolences for the family and the many friends he had. Please be safe out there Jacob!

  • tyler head
    tyler head Month ago

    Dude I totally get how you feel. He was clearly one of your hero’s and If it hadn’t been for you none of us may not have ever known him. Through you, his knowledge and character was shared with the world. Thank you for that and may he rest in peace. Sorry for your loss. Keep pushin Jacob.

  • Mark Heintz
    Mark Heintz Month ago +8

    Hey Jake,
    I heard the news a couple nights ago on a post while surfing videos. I was shocked and saddened to say the least. I am a climber with my own tree service in SE MN. I watch these videos to learn, to share an experience, even if from a great distance, but mainly to be safe in my jobs and make it home. We have lost loggers here too over the years, people with many years in the woods. But the one thing I learned at a very early age is that even if you do everything perfect, it can go very wrong very fast. Take care my friend, be safe and well always. My sincere sympathies to you, his family, and all whose lives he touched. RIP Jed, you will be greatly missed.😔

  • Tim Galliher
    Tim Galliher 2 months ago +4

    One of the greatest skaters to ever stand on a board and surfer to ever touch the ocean , I said this on another post but he carried that same passion to his tree work , bright stars always burn out hard and bright, we lost one of the good ones. Prayers for his family and friends, my deepest condolences, tomorrow I’m falling one for Jed ❤️

  • Dylan Baryenbruch
    Dylan Baryenbruch Month ago

    My sympathies to you Jake and Jed’s family. The first video I watched on this channel was the tree felling tutorial with you and Jed. Both you and Jed are very talented people with great personalities. The way you both communicate on camera and work together was very soothing to me. It truly makes me a better person after watching your videos. Thank you for everything and again I’m sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

  • FoxTrotUniform
    FoxTrotUniform 2 months ago

    This was beautifully made. Wish we all could be like Jed. I don’t even know him and even Im gonna miss him.

  • Jesse Short
    Jesse Short 2 months ago +85

    Damn Jacob, I'm so sorry to hear about Jed. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Stay safe out there bud. 🙏 R.I.P. Jed. We love you, and Jacob we love you too.

  • Christopher Naumann

    This is just so sad. Stay strong and know you have tons of friends that are supporting you, we all love Jed. And will miss him. I am so sorry for your loss. Our loss, we have all learned so much from him and you. Thank you for all you do.

  • Richard Sullivan
    Richard Sullivan Month ago

    I'm so sorry for your loss, I loved this tribute video the best I've ever seen. My heart goes out to you, his family and friends a like. God bless Jed and may God be with you all in this time of morning and grief.

  • T.X. Landscaping
    T.X. Landscaping 2 months ago +1

    I remember whenever one of my coworkers died from a stroke at the end of the day right when we packed up and got into the work truck to go home. The image of him staring at with lifeless eyes will always haunt me. Trust me man I feel your pain. That man worked for us for 15 years. One of the hardest moments of my life.

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 2 months ago +1

    I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy and the unfortunate loss of this man. To his family and to his friends, God bless you all and may you find comfort in this time of mourning.

  • Brandon Condron
    Brandon Condron 2 months ago +4

    Jed was an amazing human, I will never forget all that I have learned from him! His memories will live on forever ♥

  • Tom Brandt
    Tom Brandt 2 months ago +13

    I saw this last night and it's been stuck in my mind. I feel a strange sense of loss for someone I've never met. I always got the feeling that Jed was a good person and friend. I'm not sure what I can say that hasn't already been said, I will miss the kind internet stranger who shared his knowledge with the world.

  • Tony k
    Tony k Month ago

    What a great tribute to a great friend of yours. Sorry for your loss and condolences to his family. RIP Jed. 🙏

  • Robert
    Robert 2 months ago

    Sad moment! Discover your channel today and went through almost all your videos with Jed. I was looking forward to see more. He'll be forever with us, guiding and passing his knowledge to many others, saving many from doing mistakes and saving lives. Rest in peace Jed.

  • Robert Wyatt
    Robert Wyatt 2 months ago +5

    “I love you Jed” hit hard!
    What a memory for you to have captured with your friend!