Chantilly, VA, VA Get DirectionsIn order to safely fell the tree we had to remove a section of the deck and use a heavy rope and a manual winch to drop the tree where we wanted it to go.
Felling a large oak stub in Fairfax. treedelimbing.buzzers: Once the fall area surrounding the tree is clear, you also want to tie rope to the tree that will help it fall in the direction you want it to. The rope must be sturdy (tested to lbs.) and at least twice as long as the height of the tree.
Jan 29, Feb 14, 27, Michigan. Jan 27, # Using a bull rope to help direct a tree is very common, especially when felling a tree that is near a building or power line. It is not bad to tie off to a pickup, tractor or whatever.
Doing it right, you first want to put tension on the treedelimbing.buzzted Reading Time: 9 mins. Feb 19, Using a rope length % the height of the tree is S.O.P. for safety sake. Or so da book say. As others have said the tops could snap off with just the vibration of the saw. Also, do you know if any are hollow? Carpender ants could have invaded the tree and hollowed one or all of them.
If so that makes it a whole different game.