I've often used a snatch block and rope to redirect the direction of the fall.
Jan 29, Using a bull rope to help direct a tree is very common, especially when felling a tree that is near a building or power line.
It is not bad to tie off to a pickup, tractor or whatever. Doing it right, you first want to put tension on the shrubmulching.barted Reading Time: 9 mins. Feb 19, Using a rope length % the height of the tree is S.O.P.
While 1 person is cutting the other is putting their weight into the rope
for safety sake. Or so da book say. As others have said the tops could snap off with just the vibration of.