Saved edge felling method

By not sawing through the full tree diameter when cutting from behind, but saving an edge on the opposite side, the tree is prevented from falling backwards allowing a felling tool to be used in the felling cut.

When you have secured the tree with a breaking bar, you can cut the saved edge. The saw cut can be slightly below the previous cut so that you do not saw against the breaking bar.

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