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#1 posted 02-16-2012 04:03 PM

First, I assume you mean 6” in diameter (not 6” around).

I’ve cut trees that big down with a cordless reciprocating saw. A bow saw would also work fine.

You may have a risk of the tree falling into a building. However, a tree this small would do very little damage.

Make a wedge cut from the side that you want the tree to fall. The wedge should go 2/3rds of the way through the tree. Then cut into the wedge from the opposite side and stand back. Don’t forget to yell “TIMBER” as it falls.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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