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Nov 30, The easiest choice is to fell the tree in the direction it would naturally fall due to slope, overhang and wind direction. Felling in another direction requires a special technique, more effort, and is sometimes just impossible.
In the following video, you can learn proper methods for creating different notches and techniques for maintaining a correct hinge so that you will fell a tree safely and comfortably. Sep 01, While standing away from the tree, at a position 90 degrees to the direction of fall, sight up to the top of the tree using a weighted string or an axe as a plumb and note the location on the ground.
The back lean is the distance from this point along the intended direction of fall to the apex of the planned undercut. The apex will be the front of the hinge and the pivot point for the falling stem. The weight of the tree must be brought over this pivot point before the tree will fall. Mar 01, It is generally easier and safer to fell a tree in the direction that it is already leaning.
Let gravity help you.
Hold the saw with 2 hands.
If the tree is leaning in an unsafe direction, you have two options: 1) manipulate the tree to fall in a different direction using strategic notch placement, or 2) pick another tree to fell.
Cut your notch. Cut an open-face notch on the side of the tree that faces the direction you want the tree to stumpcut.barted Reading Time: 6 mins. Jun 17, A tree falls in the direction of its weakness. There is enough doubt involved that people use several devices to be sure a tree falls where they want it.
The stump diameter is used to determine the number of segments in the tree; one segment is a section of the tree with a height equal to the stump diameter.
In most cases two ropes are enough, one on each side, but for safety it is nice to have a third rope in the middle. It is also common to use a wedge on the back side of the tree.