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Here is my submission for "Felling a live tree with a chainsaw - PEP BB woodland.sand.livechain":

I am providing photos of the following:
- my chosen tree
- tree with the wedge/notch cut
- tree on the ground
- measure across the stump showing diameter
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chosen tree
chosen tree
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wedge cut
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fallen tree
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This was my first time cutting down a tree with a chainsaw. It went smoothly. I managed to miss some of our garden plants. so that's good.
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This live tree was cut down to be part of the root cellar being built at the 2023 PTJ.

There were two trees growing close together. The one chosen to be felled was the one more crooked and leaning. As this was my first time cutting down a tree larger than 6", it was helpful that it was already leaning towards a clearing.
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Chosen tree
Chosen tree
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Wedge cut
Wedge cut
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If a tree falls in a forest...
If a tree falls in a forest...
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Tree diam
Tree diam
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chainsaw tree felling
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before felling
before felling
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cutting the notch
cutting the notch
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tree down
tree down
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stump after cutting
stump after cutting
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We had a poplar that was shading out our fruit trees so I learned how to use a chainsaw (the very very basics). I was able to cut the wedge and about halfway through the back cut when a big storm blew it down the rest of the way. And hey! It fell where we needed it to! Over all, I am pleased with the effectiveness of the chainsaw, but I am happy to let one of the men of the house work it for me XD
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