How to Cut Load-Bearing Branches from a Tree

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Learn how to cut load-bearing branches when de-limbing a tree for firewood in this free how-to video on tree trimming. View Video Transcript

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George A. Finn, III

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Hi! I am Drew Finn. I am here from Expert We are going to talk about how to prepare firewood. This is presented by Black Dog Video. You can see Black Dog Video on A load of branches is the one that is supporting the weight of a tree. Like this one we started cutting through on the top of it, it is loaded. When you look part way through the weight of the tree is going to push it down. It is going to close up the cut you’ve already made and pinch your saw. You can get the saw stuck in and you can damage the bar and you can damage the chain also. So on these you cut part way through the top, then go around the bottom if you can get to it, cut up from the bottom and then as you are cutting through from the bottom you want to slow down the chain-saw which you will see. So you cut slowly and the tree is allowed to settle down.