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Re: Bunched Tree Felling techniques
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2009, 04:26:22 PM »
A good book for teaching or using as a reference _The Fundamentals of General Tree Work_ by G.F. Beranek, he does a good job of explaining felling methods and hazards to watch for. Also you may find this link helpful;
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/logging/manual/felling/cuts/special_techniques/unacceptablepractices.html

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Re: Bunched Tree Felling techniques
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2009, 08:08:06 PM »
Keep your file handy to sharpen your saw.Seems like all the dirt falls in between the trees.I'm claiming back a grown up pasture,I have a lot of these.I have up to 8 in a clump.Most of the trees are not much bigger than 8 inches.But the stumps are 3 feet across.I just cut down one at a time.Like was mentioned,watch the limbs.A Lot of time it's almost like pick up sticks.Than when all the trees are cut off,I attack the stump.I'm lucky if I don't get about half done and have to stop and sharpen the saw.Since I want this back as a field,I cut the stumps down low.This does not help with keeping the chain sharp.
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Re: Bunched Tree Felling techniques
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2009, 11:15:26 AM »
SprintFan -

If you are new to felling, you should check out the "Game of Logging" series of courses. You can find out more at this website: http://www.gameofloggingusa.com  It's the best time and money you'll ever spend if you are looking for an education in safe and efficient felling.

One of their pages has contact info for various training organizations in the US. I see there is one in Pleasantville PA, and one in Endicott, NY that might not be too bad a drive from you.

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Re: Bunched Tree Felling techniques
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2009, 08:16:52 AM »
I used the rip, notch and bore cut technique and it worked great! (The new chain helped out as well). Thanks again everyone. ;D
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