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Hinge Cutting. Open woodlots, with little if any understory is not a secure habitat for deer to bed and spend time. Hunters are not the only predators that deer are concerned with. A chainsaw, the right tools and some planning transformed this woodlot into and ideal hinge cut bedding and safe zone. This is the kind of regrowth you get after a few bushmulching.barg: roadway.
Jun 27, If you have oaks on your land, you need to wait at least until July to begin Summer hinge cut activities. The State of WI has this to say aboutcutting Summer oaks where Oak Wilt is a concern,"Oak trees are most easily infected by overland spread in the springtime from bud swelling until two to three weeks past full leaf development. The Wisconsin DNR recommends that you avoid pruning, cutting or wounding oak Missing: roadway.
Jul 16, Make the face cut. From the front of the face cut bore through the middle of the hinge straight out the back of the tree.
Then bore a back cut. Leave plenty of hinge wood on both sides of the hinge and a holding strap. Drive a wedge in tight from the back.
Tricks to felling small diameter trees?
Cut the holding strap. Have a push pole handy in case the tree needs a bit more persuasion.