I don't know if it's safer that way or not.
A notch is an opening made into a tree trunk by making two angled cuts into the trunk with the intention being that the notch starts the tree falling in the desired direction of the fall and dictates how long the hinge can work and when it will have to break.
Note that you can simply get various notches by merely changing the starting points and angles of the cuts.
Mar 05, The Conventional Notch is named is much like it’s name since it is the most well-known kind of notch used. It is the favored technique among loggers and tree evacuation specialists because it’s safe and fast at the same time. Despite everything it permits a specific amount of accuracy, however not as much as the open-faced notch. When felling a tree, always start by making a directional notch (also known as a face cut) on the side of the tree where you want it to fall.
This allows you to control the direction of the fall – essential to avoiding accidents and injury to you and anyone nearby. Simply put, making the directional notch correctly is vital to safely felling a tree.
Nov 08, The Humbolt was developed in the Pacific Northwest for dropping trees in step hillsides and made the notch piece easier to get out of the tree. Some of those notch pieces weighed a few hundred pounds. Most trees I put down are in a hillside but I don't use the Humbolt, I.
Jun 19, How notches effect the log length. Mar 02, The old-timer that taught me showed me what he called a hinge notch. We cut hardwood which gets fatter a fue inch from the ground. he would cut a very steep or even 90% notch only 2 or 3 inches into the tree, not wasting any wood.
We cut hardwood which gets fatter a fue inch from the ground.
When the tree would fall, there would not be any tear from the hinge. That is the best that i have seen.