I sometimes have to cut down some trees, and that is usually not a problem. It is mostly intuitive what the best way to make the cut is. However, there is one type of trees I often struggle to decide how to cut down in an optimal way.
Imagine a slope with a tree having two stems, both leaning outwards (there are lots of them). Here are some strategies I have tried before:
- Cutting the lowest part first, from the top. This is mostly not possible, as my saw can not fit in between.
- My saw can fit by sawing straight down, but that is a long and tiresome cut, and in addition, I have to remove the long and sharp leftover afterwards.
- This one is great, except for the fact that my handsaw always gets stuck.
- If I take the upper part first, it is not falling because it leans on the other one, threatening to fall in my head when I attempt to cut down the other one. Not comfortable.
This issue may not be the most important one in the world, but it manages to frustrate me every time it comes up. I hope you have some suggestions on how to solve this problem in an easy and secure way to make the world a slightly better place.