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Apr 16, A Minnesota OSHA logging safety consultant explains how to decide which way a tree will fall after it is cut down. Jun 30, How to Cut Down a Tree Safely in 10 Steps 1. Decide if it’s Safe. If you’re reading this guide, you’re probably looking to cut down a tree a bit bigger than the 2.
Gather Equipment. Proper safety gear is the first thing on your to-do list. Depending on where you live, you 3. Estimate the Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Jun 17, If you cut a big notch on the side opposite to the way toy are chopping, then the tree will fall towards the bigger notch.
Otherwise, it will fall towards you. A tree could fall the way it leans, or any other direction, as wind produces a rocking motion that can be amplified.
How do I prevent saplings from emerging organically after cutting down a tree?
Roots may not be spread to match the spread of the limbs. If you are doing a controlled felling of the tree, the standard approach is to remove the limbs first, in a fairly balanced order, lopping off from opposite sides.
If the remaining trunk leans a direction that you do not wish it to fall, you can just. Oct 23, Go back to the tree and then walk away from it at a degree angle from the direction of your stake. When you get far enough away to see the crown of the tree, use the plumb bob again in the same way. If the plumb bob hangs on the side you want the tree to be felled, you’ve got front lean, making your job a bit easier.
Examine the tree for stability and lean.
Apr 27, Face the tree, sight with your left eye, and move back or forward until the top of the stick aligns with the top of the tree, with the top of your fist at the base of the tree.
Stop and mark your location. The tree’s approximate height is equal to the distance between you and the tree. Be aware: A leaning tree can throw off your measurements.