How to Cut Down a Tree : Loading Rope Tension to the Tree

Hi, I am Drew Finn here for Expert
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 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.

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Reader Comments

  1. Garden State Wildlife Control

    I have to agree with you. I don't typically criticize others videos, but these certainly are lacking in quality and professionalism. These vids need the red circle with the line through it.

  2. widgeonslayer

    This guy doesn't have a clue what he is doing. And what is a tree surgeon? If you want a tree cut down call a logger. They know how to read a tree and can control what it is doing.

  3. widgeonslayer

    No offense intended to anybody in the UK, I grew up in the woods and learned how to fall timber the traditional way. But in the last few years I have seen a lot of wanna be woodcutters doing a lot of dangerous and over complicated things because that is how they saw it done on TV.

  4. josh mcdowell

    Fucking tool. I hope he over-tensions that rope and then barbers chairs the tree so it hits him in the face. youre going to kill somebody.

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