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natural
conditions
thatcancause
the
treetofallin
a
particular
direction,such
conditions
include;
• The winddirectionand speed.
• The leanof the tree.The leanof a
tree mightnotbe apparentdue to un-
even
orslopingterrain.Use a plumb
orlevelto determine
the
directionof
tree
lean.
° Weightandbranchesononeside.
Surrounding
trees
and
obstacles.
Lookfordec_yand rot.If the trunkis
rotted,it
can
snap
and
falltoward
the
_aerator.
kesurethere is enoughroom
for
the
treeto fall. Maintaina distanceof 2-1/2
tree lengths
from
the
gearest
personor
otherobjects.Enginenoisecan drown
outa warningc_l.
Remove
dirt,
stones,loosebark, nails,
staples,
and
wire
from
the treewhere
cuts
are
to be made.
_
Ptanaclearretreat
path
_---
-O-'_-
Direction
ofFa_t
FELLING
LARGE TREES
(6 inchesindiameterorlarger)
The
notch
method
is U_edto fell
large
trees,A notchis cutonthe sideof the
tree inthe desireddirectionof
fall.
After
a fellingcutis made on
the
opposite
sideoftree,
the
tree shouldfallinthe
directionof the notch.
NOTE: If
the
tree has largebuttress
roots,removethem
before
making
the
notch,
NOTCH CUT AND FELLING TREE
Make notchcutby cuttingthe topof
the notchfirst.Cutthrough1t3of the
diameterof the tree.
Next
complete
the notchby cuttingthe bottom.See
illustration.
Once
the
notchis cut re-
movethe wedgeof woodfromthe
tree.
• Afterremovingthe wood,makethe
Thishinge
will
helpprevent
the
tree
fromfallinginthewrong
direction.
Rnalcuthere
Rrstcut
",,_
-_,,,4-
_
Hingeholdstreeonstump
and
helps
control
fall
Opening
offelting
telling cut
on
the
opposite
side
of the
notch.This
is
done by
making
a
cut
NOTE. Beforefellingcut iscomplete,
usewedgesto open
the
cutwhen
necessaryto controlthe directionoffalt.l_ili
Toavoidkickbackandchaindamage,
use woodor ptasti¢wedges,butnever
steelorironwedges.
Be
alert
of signs
that
the tree is ready
to
fail:
crackingsounds,wideningof
the
felling
cut,ormovementinthe up-
perbranches.
As tree
starts
to
tall,
stopsaw,putit
down,andget away
quickly
onyour
plannedretreatpath.
Be extremelycautiouswithpartially
fallen
treesthat
may
be poodysup-
ported.When
a
tree doesn'tfailcom-
pletely,
set the
saw
aside
andpull
Clown
the tree with
a cable
winch,
block
andtackle,ortractor.Do not
use yoursaw to outdowna partially
fallen
tree.
CU'I-rlNG A FALLEN TREE
_BUCIQNG)
uckingisthe termused
for
cutting
a
fallentree to
the
desiredlogsize.
WARNING:
Donotstandonthe log
beingout.Anyportioncan rollcausing
lossof
footing
andcontrol.Do notstand
downhillofthe togbeingcut.
IMPORTANT POINTS
abouttwoincheshigher
than
the ten-
Outonlyone log
at
a time.
ter of
the
notch.Thiswillleave
_
Gutshatteredwoodverycarefully;
enoughuncutwood betweenthe fell-
sharppiecesofwoodcouldbe flung
ingcut and
the
notchto form
a
hinge,
towardoperator.
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