How to fell a tree in the direction you want

how to chop down a tree

Cutting down trees is always a risky business and best left to professional lumberjacks or tree surgeons. However, sometimes you just need to do it yourself. In this video I show how to easily fell a tree so that it lands in the direction you want it to – although trees often have a mind of their own, so it’s about as good as it gets.
Anyone wishing to do a bit of landscaping or gardening, or even planning to go fully off grid needs to know how to chop down a tree so that the damage factor is greatly reduced. This is bushcraft or traditional living, or even old school Scout pioneering, at its fundamental level.

Warning – felling trees can be extremely dangerous, and I give no guarantee whatsoever that the tree you cut will fall how you want. This is merely a guide. I sincerely suggest hiring an expert. I hate having to say all this but…

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My name is Edward O'Toole and I live in one of the wildest, most beautiful parts of Europe, in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Slovakia. Life is an adventure - both physically and metaphysically... I've been living out here for the last 22 years, along with my wife, 3 kids and Jack Russell. My main interests involve bushcraft, prepping, survival and wilderness living (self-sufficiency and self-reliance), ecological, green, smart and natural solutions, motorcycles and motorbike club life, writing and art (I have 7 published books), and exploring the paranormal. For more about my lifestyle, art and writing visit

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