How To Cut Down A Tree

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Difficulty Level: Advanced. If you are not 100% confident cutting down a tree, Lowe’s recommends that you hire a professional. Call 1-877-GO-LOWES or visit to learn more about installation services through Lowe’s.

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20 Replies to “How To Cut Down A Tree”

  1. After having paid 4100 for 7 trees, I'm never doing that again. Unless it's a huge mother of all trees near my house.

  2. I love beautiful trees and it made me sad to see this tree cut down. Looked perfectly healthy to me. No reason to cut it down for demonstration purposes. ???? Why not use a dead tree for that?

  3. This is one of the best instructional videos about anything, ever. Thank you! I cut down a huge tree and nobody died! 🙂

  4. Just curious to know why the escape path needs to be at 45 degree to the tree felling line in opposite direction?

  5. Although I am not a professional, I have successfully cut down trees that are at least 2 feet in diameter with a handsaw and some work gloves. Usually, I go with a different shape of wedge and I am almost always cutting trees at an angle. that being said, this is definitely a useful video for beginners and there is a lot of great information.

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