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Never leave a lodged tree, as any vibration from machinery or a sudden wind could bring it down on a crew member or an unsuspecting person.
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Fell the lean of the tree whenever possible, and into clear areas. Retreat from a falling tree at a 45%æ angle away from the direction of the fall at least 20 feet from the tree.
Sizeup Search For Overhead Hazards Debris Falling From Above Causes Over One-half Of All Felling Accidents Practice Watching Overhead While Cutting Occasionally Glance At The Saw, Kerf, And Top Of The Tree Check For Snags (Standing Dead Or Dying Tree) Snags May Fall At Any Time Due To Wind Or Vibration From A Felled Tree Cut Any Snags In The Felling Area First.
Tree felling is an important phase in any forest harvesting operation. This BPG includes valuable information on planning the falling area, hazard management, determining zones and distances, health and safety for a faller, tree felling processes, required equipment, and use of observers. Tree Felling & Rigging Felling and rigging is physical and potentially hazardous Logs and branches may be very heavy Defects may be present, but not visible to unqualified person Requires skilled, well-trained workers: All qualifications for personnel and equipment Understand tree anatomy and structure Practical knowledge in tree biomechanics.
Find the tree’s Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) and use the chart on the following page to determine if the tree requires a permit for removal due to its size and location. To determine the DBH of your tree, measure all the way around the tree (as if you were measuring your waist) approximately feet from the ground and divide by