To Fell A Tree Book

A complete Guide to Successful Tree Felling and Woodcutting Methods
To Fell a Tree was writtenby Jeff Jepson for the professional tree cutter as well as the weekend woodcutter. If you intend to fell a tree and cut it up for firewood, pulpwood, lumber, or food for the wood chipper, this is the book for you. It's loaded with practical and interesting information which is essential to the safety and success of any tree felling and woodcutting operation, whether it's in the forest or the backyard. This, along with over 200 illustrations by artist Bryan Kotwica, will enable the reader to learn the necessary preparations to take before work begins, how to fell a tree using a 3-step felling procedure, fell difficult trees using felling aids and special techniques, limb and buck the tree once it's down, lift and move the limbs and wood after they've been cut, and finally, how to split and stack wood safely and efficiently.

To Fell a Tree is a soft cover book of 160 pages.

Potential work hazards
Chain saw safety
Personal protective equipment
Estimating tree height
Determining tree lean
Protecting people and property
Making a proper notch and back cut
Using felling aids to fell trees
Dislodging hung-up trees
Freeing a stuck chain saw
Felling storm damaged trees
How to safely make a bore cut (plunge cut)
Dealing with spring poles
Proper limbing and bucking methods
Methods for splitting large diameter wood