Felling a small tree
I need to drop a small tree, probably 4-5 inch diameter trunk, in my back yard. At one time I thought I saw a publication on your extension site on how to notch it and cut it so it would fall safely in the right direction. Can you help me with this please?
The publication that you're referring to is out-of-date and has been removed. However, there are a number of great resources on tree felling from other Extension programs throughout the country. Some examples include:
University of Missouri (publication): https://extension2.missouri.edu/g1958
South Dakota State University (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpKDcygxDOg
North Carolina State University (video):
Best wishes with your project.