How do you manually cut down a tree?

Remove any mobile clutter, debris, or garden debris from the “drop zone” (see below). Remove the lower branches of the tree (a process known as “climbing”) with a pole trimmer, reciprocating saw, or level chain saw. To maintain control of the chain saw, never use it above shoulder height. Always put the chain brake on until you're ready to operate it.

Never drop branches or sections you cut, as any debris that falls can cause injury. Make it a large notch that goes through more than half of the tree. The mouth part of this notch faces the direction in which you want the tree to fall. If the tree is mostly upright and the branches are somewhat symmetrical, you'll want to fall in that direction.

We tied a rope to the top of the tree so that it would fall in the direction we wanted. Another way to cut heavy tree branches is to use a long, sturdy rope. Before you begin, make sure that the area where the limb will fall is open and secure. You'll need a ladder, a sturdy rope, a pruning saw and a friend to hold the ladder.

Unless the limbs are low, the experts at Tools Advisor Pro recommend placing the ladder and having the other person hold it at the bottom. In manual felling, the most common thing is to use a saw, axe, bag, or chain saw to cut down a tree. Do not listen to this post, this is a very dangerous process, you should have a professional show you the correct way to cut a tree. I've been doing this for years and I see a lot of poor techniques in these images, it lacks all the proper PPE and you should never tilt your cut back.

If you cut the lower part last, you'll fight the weight of the wedge as well as everything else that's trying to go wrong. I painted it marked because the diameter of the tree is larger than that of the blade of my saw, so I wanted to know where my cuts were when I surrounded it. However, if you decide to remove the tree on your own, especially for smaller projects on your property, see these steps to cut down a tree in sections. The notch should be a 90-degree cut towards the felling cut line and that cut should be as flat as possible on a straight tree.

Use a tripod ladder (normal sloping stairs aren't as safe) to reach shoulder height to make the initial cuts. But most likely, you'll have to extend the cuts from above or below so that the wedge can fall off. Then lower the chain saw and cut upwards at an angle of 20 degrees until you reach the end of the first cut, forming a right triangle. The idea is to make a small wedge cut and then the main cut from the other side to make that wedge cut.

The angle of the rear cut isn't necessary, unless you're worried about the tree sliding backwards toward something like a fence or house. Otherwise, use the chain saw or another saw to cut small parts that can easily fall to the ground. If the tree you are planning to cut down is considerably large, you should definitely opt for a chainsaw. Count on Ottawa's cropland tree experts to do a safe, thorough and professional job of cutting down your trees.

Then he bought one of the new Swedish saws, started cutting 8 ropes a day and had enough money to get married. Trim any weeds around the trunk and clear two escape routes on the “non-falling” side of the tree.

Ellis Machak
Ellis Machak

Hipster-friendly web geek. Friendly web fanatic. Friendly social media enthusiast. Incurable web guru. Avid pop culture specialist. Evil food lover.

Leave Reply

Required fields are marked *