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Old 05-31-2019, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by mkfarnam View Post
You may already know this, but another method for guiding the tree in the direction you want it to fall is, instead of cutting a wedge in the front of the trunk, cut on a downward angle in that direction from behind.

There is two dangers with single cut. When you are miking your notch the bottom should be fairly level with the ground, the reason for that is because when you make the backcut if the notch is angled too much the tree can slide off the notch and will typically impale itself into the ground and fall the opposite way you want it to go. Same thing can happen with single cut.

The other issue is if you do not get enough of it cut before it begins to fall it may crack vertically starting at the cut shooting the trunk up into the air. Other than the issue with it shooting up in the air if it remains attached you can end up with a tyunk that is ten feet in the air.
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