I came across this gem earlier while, fittingly enough, reading environmental history (yes, I do realize how depressing that sounds) and have since watched it at least five times.
I don't think that this character and I would see eye to eye on a lot of things but you need to admit that the man has style and little to no sanity. Anyways I have no idea what to make of this but I'm fairly confident of two things.
1. The guy is definitely from Maine. To those of you who, like myself, come from the 207, I know it's hard to swallow but face it. In no other state do you have the time or resources to record yourself tackling rotting trees in the forest. Nor would you have the desire to edit said footage into a four minute video complete with a megadeath soundtrack. Do this in California you're crazy. Do this in Maine, and you may be my cousin, brother, uncle or more likely all three.
2. Someone in his family was killed by a falling tree. I don't think an explanation is required here. All I'm saying is that he may be the Bruce Wayne of New England Forests. It's not who he is underneath, but what he does that defines him.
Sadly, despite my best efforts I was unable to find more about this arboreal vigilante. Suffice to say that he's out there. Waiting. So next time you're walking through the forest and trees begin to collapse around you don't be afraid it's just “Kill the Tree Man”... Yeah, maybe be a little afraid.