How to fell a tree

Welcome to Husqvarna Chainsaw Academy – your online resource for safe and efficient tree felling. This site offers a vital introduction to the things you should know, and includes step-by-step guides, easy-to-understand animations, videos, important checklists and recommendations.

Before you get started with felling your tree, make sure that you have the knowledge, understanding and equipment you need to cut down your tree safely and accurately. Follow the links below for more detailed information relating to safe chainsaw use, tree felling, limbing, cross-cutting and more. It’s all here.

Working with chainsaws – safety first

When it comes to felling trees, safety is everything. Avoiding the risk of injury to you and people nearby requires careful preparation and planning. If uncertain, consult a professional in your area. This section of the site covers the following topics:

Felling trees

Remember: every tree is different. So be sure to properly prepare and plan before you fell a tree. You should also have a solid understanding of the key concepts of tree felling, such as felling hinge, directional notch and felling cut, as well as what methods and techniques to use, depending on the tree. This section of the site includes:

Limbing and crosscutting – finishing the job

Your work is not done when the tree hits the ground. That’s why this section includes recommendations and step-by-step guides for limbing and crosscutting safely and efficiently.

Last edited

November 27, 2019

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