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Tree Felling

Tree Felling

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A Guide to Safety in
 TreeFelling
and
CrossCutting
 
Published by the Occupational Safety and Health Service,Department of Labour,Wellington,New Zealand.First published: 1980Reprinted: 1982Revised: 1986Revised: 1989Revised: 1994Revised: February 2001ISBN 0-477-03547-7
 
Contents
ABOUT THIS BOOKLET..............5SECTION ONE: TREE FELLINGAND CROSSCUTTING...........7-40
Preparing for Work..................8Know Your Limitations..........11Preparation for Felling...........12Preparing the Felling Site.......16Basic Felling Techniques.......18Felling Large Trees................21 Additional Techniques...........24Some Felling Hazards andDifficulties............................28Preparing for Crosscutting.....32 Tips for Safe Trimming..........33 Techniques for Crosscutting..35
SECTION TWO: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR EXPERIENCEDPEOPLE............................41-59
Felling Heavy Leaners............42 Trees with More than OneLeader on Trunk....................44Winches and Wire Ropes.......46Back Pulling..........................48 Tree Driving..........................53Working in Windthrow...........57

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