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Removing a Widow-Maker Tree with a Rope

By George A. Finn III ; Updated September 21, 2017

Learn how to remove a widow maker, or a tree that has fallen on another tree, in this free video on felling trees.


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. Okay, it is hung up on these trees, what we are going to do is pull it up the hill… big guy… We have tied off to a bottom, we are going to attach it to a truck and pull the base. One thing you got to make sure is that you have cut all the way through the bottom. This one went over slow; it’s not a great angle, so I have to cut underneath to make sure we are all the way through. So, I have tied the heavy rope on it. I am going to bring it up, attach it to the truck and give it a pull.


About the Author


George Finn is an expert in mechanical systems. He has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. George is a licensed engineer and licensed home inspector who holds two U.S. and European patents. George has been felling trees and cutting wood for firewood for over 30 years. His most recent project involved him personally felling and cutting firewood from 80 trees.