How To Fell A Tree


If you’re keen on learning how to fell trees yourself, there are some informative articles on the Internet which will teach you how to do it.

Here’s a great article about tree felling, from

Warning! Get really drunk first. Then it won’t hurt so much when you chainsaw your face off and crush your family.

First step – find a tree to cut down. No problem. As soon as you know how to cut down a tree people will sense it and constantly ask you to cut down trees for them.
It will help if you know some of the technical vocabulary:

Equipment: Every piece of equipment used in this process is called a “Widowmaker”.
Tree Anatomy: The tree and every part of the tree is called a “Widowmaker”.
Terrain Analysis: Everything in the vicinity of the tree is called a “Widowmaker”.

How To Cut Down A Tree also shows you how to cut down a tree:

More people are killed while felling trees than during any other logging activity.
Felling trees is very, very dangerous. Only properly trained people should fell trees.
Beware of Chainsaw Kickback. Chainsaw Kickback is when the nose of the bar catches the wood but does not cut it. This can throw the bar of the saw (with a moving chain) backwards or upwards in your direction.

How To Fell A Tree

And finally, a detailed article from

Protective clothing should be purchased along with your saw. Cutting trees with a chainsaw is particularly hard on the eyes and ears. Always use protective glasses and ear plugs. Steel capped boots and non-slip gloves are also recommended.

How to Fell a Tree Using a Chainsaw