Felling 45" Diameter Tree with 18" Bar

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by recycledsole, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,233

    thanks for all your kind and caring advice
  2. WJC

    WJC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    Whats around the tree? Is it in a confined area or out in the open? Do you need to drop it in a particular direction? If so, I would call someone with experience and the right saw.
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    if you have to ask about something like this you definitly shouldnt be doing it
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    A fella described to me once, the Method that lumberjacks use to fell those huge Pines etc. in the timberlands... I had an old dying Red Oak that must've been over 40" because my 18" bar didn't reach the middle of the tree at all...

    I was out in the woods so there was nothing to damage other than myself and the saw... by playing out the strategy of the Method in my mind I was able to bring it down, almost perfectly...

    I say "almost" because at the end of the cut I had to add another cut to make it 'spin' into position to fall where I wanted it too... :)

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