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TREE FELLING TECHNIQUES MANUAL.
There is a right way and many wrong ways to cut down a tree.
BACK CUT TOO DEEP (INADEQUATE HINGE) BACK CUT TOO HIGH ABOVE THE NOTCH. BACK CUT BELOW THE NOTCH. SLOPING BACK CUT. ANGLE-BACK CUT WITH INADEQUATE NOTCH. Jul 19, I should have stated the obvious, I use a gunning cut, a Humboldt, and backcut 99% of the time.
These three cuts go in fast and they work. Simple is best. The most common technique I add is to cut the shrubdisposal.barted Reading Time: 6 mins. Face Cut Tree Diameter Small Face Opening Is Ineffective At Directing The Tree Holding Wood Is Either Broken Or Torn Out Loss Of Control Early In The Felling Process Tree Likely To Barber-chair Facing Cut Too Shallow Back Cut Face Cut Desired Felling Direction HW Back Cuts Actual Felling Direction Actual Felling Direction.
Cut at about the knee-height of a regular-sized person. This V-shaped cut should reach the center of the tree, and the tips of the top and bottom cut must meet in the middle.
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Make A Back Cut When your V-shaped cut is ready, go to the opposite side of the tree and make another shrubdisposal.barted Reading Time: 7 mins.
Hands-on techniques for felling trees. Basic Felling Techniques. Note: on this page, ‘front’ and ‘back’ are arbitrary terms, the front being the side towards which the tree is intended to Felling Larger Trees. Felling Small Trees. Problems. Snedding.