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Felling FUBAR situation

NorthernMaverick

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My guess is its a joke, or the guy had it hit the house. Otherwise why post everything up to this point and then quit. Didn't look like a hard tree to begin with. But then I guess that's what youtube fail videos are made of.
 
Huskybill

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Tip when felling.
I top off the gas and oil, sharpen the chain before the felling. Once I commit to knotching and back cutting game over I don’t stop, till she’s on the ground. I do a text book knotch and back cut.
 

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So assuming that the barrel is now on the ground (which ever way it fell)... If I had been asked to deal with it I likely would've cleaned up the notch & made a bore cut as indicated in red (being very careful not to cut up past the back cut).
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Assuming it was done properly can anyone see any reason that would be a bad idea?
To the OP, I'm not advocating this as if the cut wasn't made just right it would only further complicate things.
 
Huskybill

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When I first started felling large red oak trees I was in a hurry, it’s the last tree to make the load. I rushed made the back cut too deep, the wind picked up across the top of the tree spun it on the stump, dropped it after a 180 degree turn. That first beer tasted great. That was over 40 years ago.
 
TheJollyLogger

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So assuming that the barrel is now on the ground (which ever way it fell)... If I had been asked to deal with it I likely would've cleaned up the notch & made a bore cut as indicated in red (being very careful not to cut up past the back cut).
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Assuming it was done properly can anyone see any reason that would be a bad idea?
To the OP, I'm not advocating this as if the cut wasn't made just right it would only further complicate things.
Very good chance of getting the saw ripped out of your hands, he just needs to raise the notch.
 
effigy

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I got all three trunks to drop exactly where i pointed them to. Reading to attain knowledge goes a long way when you have exactly zero experience beforehand, and you wonderful people gave me fantastic advice when I encountered the back cut problem I created when exhausted. Thank you all very much, I am truly grateful!
Oh, and for those interested, those trees were topped as part of the new roof being put on a handful of years ago.

Rigging equipment I used:
shackles
pulley
 

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sand sock

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glad you got it down safely. glad you found a way to do a work around on our issue. why not make a shallower open face cut above the mistake. then set your xtra wedges above the bad face cut. double wedge it and jack it up and away from the structure. then focus on leaving and using your hinge wood. to redirect the fell?

i'm not a arborist but just like dropping trees and watching good saws run great. i'm only half as good as everyone else says they are and a 1/4 as good as my gpa was. ;)
 
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