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How to Fell a Windblown Tree ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Andrew Mead, forestry expert/instructor/assessor, shows us how to make safe a windblown tree using a chainsaw and hand winch. This is a potentially hazardous scenario and Andy talks us through the various cuts needed to ensure the tree moves in a controlled way - to avoid danger and to release the tree without damage to its fibres. http://www.lynhertraining.com/
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Trees ~ On: 1 June, 2016

67 comments so far

Bespokefencing
November 30, 2018

With a short bar I'd bore the hinge first just in case the tree stayed hung up, that would save all the bother of butchering the butt to get access through the back cut!
Just my opinion though, nothing unsafe with a hinge reduction from the side.
Good informative video.

Elaina Barnett
December 6, 2018

Jolly good. Your explanation prior to execution was helpfull. Thanks for sharing.

Elaina Barnett
December 6, 2018

Would one need to insert wedges also to prevent bar pinching?

Elaina Barnett
December 6, 2018

Could we get a copy of the video?

Steve Chase
December 19, 2018

You have no idea what you are talking about. it's called a plunge cut.

Jonathan Montgomery
March 9, 2019

I was wondering the same thing. This guy Buckin Billy Ray Smith I think cuts out from the bore to remove the back tab. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlXW6S87FJM

ania Klementowicz
April 21, 2019

Good video and easy and clear to understand, I have very similar trees in my wood. Thank you.

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