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Directional tree felling: how to notch and hinge a tree

Once you have chosen a tree to cut down, you should decide what direction you want it to fall. Is the tree leaning? Do the branches hang mostly in one direction? Which direction is the wind blowing? The easiest choice is to fell the tree in the direction it would naturally fall due to slope, overhang and wind direction. Felling in another direction requires a special technique, more effort, and is sometimes just impossible. In the following video, you can learn proper methods for creating different notches and techniques for maintaining a correct hinge so that you will fell a tree safely and comfortably.