•. STIHL recommends two ways to fell a tree: the conventional cut and the open-face cut. When felling a tree, you'll need to evaluate the dynamics of the tree. More people are injured while felling trees than during any other logging activity. Safety must be of utmost priority when approaching a tree to cut. Jul 10, Once you’ve made the back cut with your chainsaw, the tree may start to fall. If so, stay calm, keep your eyes on the tree and move away quickly.
If the tree is still upright, then you’ll want to use a felling wedge to make the tree begin to fall. Dec 09, To fell a tree with a chainsaw, first position your chainsaw feet off the ground and at a 70°angle, and cut a notch ⅓ of the way through the tree trunk.
Then, make a horizontal cut at the base of the notch, also ⅓ of the way through%(6). Mar 25, Make a Notch – You will need to make a horizontal cut to create a notch in the tree in the direction you want it to fall. As the tree’s diameter is wider than your chainsaw this will help guide the tree to fall in the desired direction as you make the back cut.