At a remote location we have a couple of large oak trees that partially ove
rhang or lean towards our cabin roof. These are tall, narrow profile scrub
oaks, but are 50'+ high and have trunks about 2' in diameter. The terrain
is sloped, so essentially I am looking to fell these trees "uphill".
I was thinking they could be safely taken down with minimal pre-pruning by
attaching a grapple at a fairly high location (20-30' up), roping to a bloc
k on another tree, and applying a lot of pull on the line as the trunk is c
I realize a pro would be the best option, but as I said, it is pretty remot
e and cost is a large factor.
Wondering if anyone has taken a similar approach to removing trees that nee
d to fall in specific directions. Would a standard block and tackle suffic
e, or are there specific tree handling versions I could rent somewhere? No
t seeing much info online.