Tree felling


Old 06-23-07, 08:20 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1
Question Tree felling

I need to cut down a 16 in x 30 ft oak tree trunk next to my deck. I can only let it fall in one direction and that is over my septic field, is this a problem? All the branches have been removed and it's been dead for about 2 years.
Sponsored Links
Old 06-23-07, 09:03 AM
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 3,140
It could be a very big and very costly problem. To do it correctly, it should be cut down is sections. Like 3' long sections from the top down. Your tree has been dead for 2 years, so it is not going to cut easily. It will be very hard, and will probably bind up alot. If you cut it off in one piece at the ground, when it does come loose, there will be a big kick back. Maybe 4 or 5 '
kick back. If it is 16" in dia, you are going to need at least a 24" chainsaw.
This might be better left for a pro or a logger to cut down. I know I would not take it down in one piece. Good Luck

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes