Loading Rope Tension to the Tree

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Learn how to apply tension to the rope tied to your tree to fell the tree in the desired direction in this free how-to video. View Video Transcript

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George A. Finn III

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Hi, I am Drew Finn here for Expert Village.com. We are going to discuss how to cut down a tree safely today. This video is brought to you by Black Dog Video. You can visit it on blackdogvideo.biz. So we are going to put a knot in here to give it a good pull. We’ll pre-load the tree. This tree pretty much leans the direction of what we want. So, we are not going to put much tension on it. We have got a come along. We are going to take tension up on the tree to pull it in the direction we want it to fell. Now it is not advisable if the tree is leaning the other way, you try to make it go completely the other way. If it is leaning this way and you want it to fell this way, that’s reasonable. If it is leaning this way, don’t try to fell it the other way. If it is like leaning over your house and you want to fell it away, you are going have to get a tree surgeon and get up there and he’ll take it down from the top because it’s just too risky. So, we have got the come along here, we are tightening up, pull that tree slightly this way; just encourage it. It is also very good for in cases of unexpected breeze comes up. So got that all, nice and taut now, take the excess rope, tuck it in.