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Anyone have any experiences/advice, putting directional felling cuts in a tree this naughty?

About 130’ tall, 6’+ wide, maybe 20deg lean towards my buddys home for the first 25’, then dog legs straight up.

removed all the big branches on the bad side as an attempt to adjust the favor(and clear the house), looks good, however i cant visualize a strong hinge in there.

Pulling is an option, tho not the greatest considering its size, and the available anchor points. 

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Personally if it was me I would put a tag line on it anyway pretty much at the top. 125' is a LOT of leverage, it might be a heavy tree but its "balanced" when it's upright, if you have issues wedging it over etc etc it just gives you peace of mind/the ability to have a backup plan. That first photo, where is the house in relation to the tree? It looks like you have a pretty large clear area on the left of the base (downhill bit) for a humboldt? 

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Looks like you’ve weighted it away from the cabin.
Leave a slightly thicker hinge.
Make sure the back cut is level with front cut.
Knock a couple of high lifts in.
If you’re worried about barbers chairs, ratchet strap at 2’ above cut.
And cut as low as you can.

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1 hour ago, Rough Hewn said:

Looks like you’ve weighted it away from the cabin.
Leave a slightly thicker hinge.
Make sure the back cut is level with front cut.
Knock a couple of high lifts in.
If you’re worried about barbers chairs, ratchet strap at 2’ above cut.
And cut as low as you can.
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Perfect example to test out the ultra soft Dutchman 😁

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Spike up it and flip the top off, OR.... Winch n ground anchor with rebar pins n angle iron. Gets the pull right where you want it.  K

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1 hour ago, Stubby said:

Perfect example to test out the ultra soft Dutchman 😁

.... That does sound a bit rude Mr Stubby, wot sort of catalogues you getting pushed thru yr door of late 🤔  K

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Just now, Khriss said:

.... That does sound a bit rude Mr Stubby, wot sort of catalogues you getting pushed thru yr door of late 🤔  K

Its your mind ! 😁

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