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Sep 01, Using two wedges, side by side, drive one home so that there is a gap between the stem and the top of the other wedge. Place a shim in the gap above the free wedge until it is snug, and then pound in the shim by driving the wedge. This should either fell the tree or free up the other wedge.
Steps To Cut A Leaning Tree In The Opposite Direction Assess the situation.
It would be a massive mistake to put saw to the trunk without assessing the situation first. Make Determine the back lean. Some calculations will be involved in this phase, just to ensure the tree falls in the Use the Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. Mar 18, trick for opposite lean if indeed the tree does need to come down here is a little trick for felling against the lean. first you will want to drop as many limbs on back cut side to decrease the weight toward your garage.
then start with a plunge cut on your back cut side and push all the way through the tree. the cut is to be right in the middle of the tree, now use a side to side motion to give you a little room on either side of your wedge(make sure you don't cut Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins. The only safe way to drop a leaning tree in the opposite direction is to get heavy machinery in and push it over - if it’s a small tree, say about twenty feet.
I’ve done that with a JCB. Alternatively, a crane to hold it upright while some adrenaline junky gets to work with the chainsaw, never seen it done though. Nov 05, For certain, climbing and"piecing down" a heavy leaner is the safest method, as you can effectively take quite a bit of the weight off of that trunk and even, in some cases, let the heavy branches on the side you want the tree to fall and remove the opposite weight which can help get the center of gravity closer where you need it to be.