It can be difficult to measure the exact height of the tree.
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Apr 23, Insert the tree-felling wedge into this cut, pointing at the direction you want the tree to fall. Drive the wedge in and finish the cut, being sure not to touch the felling wedge with the blade. Don't cut through the trunk. Leave about 10% of the width as a hinge. When the tree begins to fall, move away down your escape bushlopping.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. Feb 16, Wedges are designed to do two things: (1) keep your bar and chain from getting pinched when making the back cut (or felling cut); and (2), tip the tree over in the direction you want it to fall.
When felling a back-leaning tree, think of your wedge as a lever. You are trying to tip the tree’s center of gravity up and over the hinge. If you were to backcut the tree properly and insert a 1-inch (thick) wedge at the furthest back point on the stump to support the tree, you now want to know how far forward (direction opposite of tree's lean) you can move the center point of the tree's weighted backlean using this wedge.
You alone are responsible for any damage that results from a tree removal gone wrong.
Remember- for the tree to fall in the direction opposite of it's lean, you have to move the weighted center of the tree past the.
Dec 09, Insert a wood cutting wedge into the bore cut that you created and hammer it 1–2 inches (– cm) into the bore cut. Go to the opposite side of the tree and hammer another wedge into the opposite side of the tree. 5 Cut through the remaining portion of the bore cut%(6). Apr 09, Make the bore cut well back of the hinge until you have cut all the way through the tree. Then carefully cut towards the hinge until it is the correct size; the hinge length should be about 80 percent of the tree’s diameter at breast height (D.B.H.), the hinge thickness should be about 10 percent of the tree’s D.B.H.