The notch. This is on the fall side of the tree. After the notch is made, a single cut on the opposite side will release the tree.
The subtle application of force to get your way.
The Come-A-Long jack and rope is applying some steady pressure in the direction I want the tree to fall. Not a needed step, but I like to use this when the fall zone is tight.
Garden shading weak tree is down.
Barn is still up.
One reason for the felling. This blueberry bush is about the only one getting decent sunshine and it's going great guns. The other bushes were in the shade of the late oak tree and are producing little this year.
I now have more firewood than I could use in 3 Pure Florida winters and I have one more garden tree to take down.