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Cut Down a Tree Safely

Cut Down a Tree Safely - Make it fall where you want it ~ via www.familyhandyman.com/landscaping/how-to-cut-down-a-tree?_cmp=DiyTipsHints&_ebid=DiyTipsHints7/28/2015&_mid=55704&ehid=4b53b4a97feeb8b16fa083d4de144d36609c729e#6

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from The Family Handyman

Cut Down a Tree Safely

Cut Down a Tree Safely: Make it fall where you want it! http://www.familyhandyman.com/landscaping/how-to-cut-down-a-tree

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Tree, Felling, Video, Gifs, Gif, Fail, Lumberjack

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Cut Down a Tree Safely

Estimate the Felling Zone Trees are taller than you think and reach farther on the ground than you'd expect. You can estimate where a tree will fall by using the “ax handle trick.” Hold an ax handle at arm's length, close one eye, and back away from or move toward the tree until the top of the ax is even with the treetop and the bottom is even with the base. Your feet should be about where the treetop will rest after falling. It's just an estimate, though, so allow extra room if there's…

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love this fence, but the deer would sail over it with ease.

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Tradecard - Boy Scouts ~ Tree Felling by cigcardpix, via Flickr

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"Having decided which side you wish the tree to fall, cut alternatively a downward and inward cut as shown. When about half through, proceed to cut the other side a few inches higher, and finally pull tree down by means of ropes."

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