This makes the two legs of the triangle, the total height of the tree.
It is possible to have a tree lean to one side and have the weighted lean be on opposite side because of most of the limbs are found there.
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Notch Hinge viewed from the line of fall, the bad side is the side where the tree's weighted side lean exists.
Tree felling wedges are not designed to take that sort of punishment. They should only be used to encourage a tree to fall in a specific direction by placing it in an appropriate position. If you want to split logs then you need a Wood Splitting Wedge which is a different beast entirely!Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.
If you were to backcut the tree properly and insert a 1-inch (thick) wedge at the furthest back point on the stump to support the tree, you now want to know how far forward (direction opposite of tree's lean) you can move the center point of the tree's weighted backlean using this wedge.
Remember- for the tree to fall in the direction opposite of it's lean, you have to move the weighted center of the tree past the.