The Wood Shed Nov 16, mrd
Step 1: Cut a Notch in the Felling Direction Make it a big notch that goes more than halfway through the tree. The"mouth" part of this notch faces in the direction you want your tree to fall. If the tree is mostly upright and the branches are sort of symmetrical it will want to fall that direction. Oct 07, this guy wants to hire me my friend who is a 20 year Arborist to cut a tree in half. personally i think it's weird.
the tree is perfectly healthy but the home owner says it's too tall(50 feet). he wants us to climb up into the tree and cut from the top down about 20 feet. have any of you guys ever done this? wouldent it look weird with a flat stump left on the top?
please chime in thanks. Hinge-cutting – which is the technique of zipping a saw halfway through a small tree then pushing it over so it stays alive but horizontal, providing cover and sometimes browse for deer – is a valuable tool for managing deer habitat.
Apr 23, Apr 23, Insert the tree-felling wedge into this cut, pointing at the direction you want the tree to fall. Drive the wedge in and finish the cut, being sure not to touch the felling wedge with the blade.
Maybe talk him into pruning the tree down so at least it has some shape to it, and wont look ugly as sin?
Don't cut through the trunk. Leave about 10% of the width as a hinge. When the tree begins to fall, move away down your escape path. I cut this tree last fall and it fell and got wedged. This is how I cut it down. Jun 26, if the tree is only 4' in diameter then a 24" bar will do the trick. just keep a nose sprocket grease gun handy and use a liberal amount of grease as cutting all the way to the tip of the bar gets the nose very hot.
take your time it is not like the log is going to walk off on you.