Bind the thing, no real worries after that.
Feb 27, Sometimes when cutting trees Down you can over think stuff. Well on this big leaner I don’t, I keep it simple. Sep 01, Using two wedges, side by side, drive one home so that there is a gap between the stem and the top of the other wedge.
That was a very smooth production.
Place a shim in the gap above the free wedge until it is snug, and then pound in the shim by driving the wedge. This should either fell. Jul 29, This hard leaning tree needed some thinking.
I have used this tree removal technique a few times. No room for mistakes.
It was well thought out in how you presented the process
Mar 13, If a tree is leaning badly, when cutting in from the back, tension wood can break suddenly and the tree will fall unexpectedly, creating a “barber chair.” Hardwoods with a decided lean, or a very heavy crown on one side, call for much more care in felling trees. Feb 11, 25% of the diameter for the hinge thickness is a lot. Too thick of a hinge will induce a split, too. We were pulling a '+, hard-enough back-leaning, decayed hemlock away from a CCC building once.
Definitely didn't want to have the hinge fail.
It was a bit too thick. Nov 10, Cut all the wood off the hinge on the compressed side of the hinge and allow the beef in the hinge on the opposite side to turn the tree and break slowly as the tree turns and falls. Good positioning of the anchor line, nice video, thanks Eric.