Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
When I was working on the Mendota Trail this summer we had a heavy leaner at one of the bridge approaches. It was too small to bore cut and release but big enough to be worrisome just cutting. We had an excavator on site with a "jaw". The operator drove it up to the tree and grabbed it in the jaw. We cut the tree at the base and he set it safely on the ground. But then he had another idea. He hoisted it up horizontally like it was on a saw buck and we whacked into firewood. I thought to myself, that is the way to do it!