Have seen some great info on this site and thought I’d join to get some potentially lifesaving answers for some things. I’m pretty new to taking down trees, been starting smaller working up. Eventually I have some serious things I need to get down. First on the list (not in level of danger but level of working my way to the major things) will be some good sized leaners. I have done a few smaller leaners and a couple of those have kicked back pretty good, so I can only imagine what a 16” diameter leaning tree may do. What cuts should I be practicing on the smaller ones to make taking the bigger ones down safer? And lastly, I will need to get one down that is about 18” diameter, leaning, top broke off about 30’ up and hanging in a neighboring tree. Not to mention the tree is splitting from the ground up about 7’. That one scares me. Any advise on safety would be appreciated. Thanks!