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tree cut
This picture is a perfect illustration of exactly the best way to properly fall a large tree. I wished I had seen it before I cut my first one down.

The notch helps guide the tree where you want it to fall, and prevents it from sandwiching your chain saw, which is a bad thing and can be very dangerous.

Chainsaws are louder than most power tools and require adequate ear protection if you want to avoid long term hearing damage.

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tree felling
Let me also add that many accidents happen wile using a DULL chain. Wile you may get by with it cutting up rounds for splitting a dull chain can killed you when used for felling. Always sharpen before felling any tree.
Comment by John Wilson Tue Mar 24 10:17:29 2009
comment 2
Good point! Mark is always very careful to keep his chain sharp and the tank topped off --- running out of gas at that critical moment is pretty bad too!
Comment by anna Tue Mar 24 13:03:57 2009

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