A consistent hinge requires a different technique than what you may think.
Dec 29, Unless you have a number of good large seed bearing trees (oaks, maples, shrubs, etc.), after you clear cut, the most likely regen species will be cedar. Conifer needles in general tend to increase acidity in the soil so regen may be limited.
If this was my property, I would consider the following Inspect the under story. Jun 01, Anyone can do it, and if done properly, properly cut hinge cut tree could survive for four to six years!
WHAT: Evergreen species make the best trees for hinge cuts, especially cedars. Sassafras, redbuds, wild cherry and various species of maples are also quality options. Small, poorly shaped oaks could be hinge cut to create browse and cover. Aug 23, A good hinge usually cuts around two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through the tree between knee and waist height, cutting just enough holding wood to allow you to push the tree to the ground.
Depending upon the tree species, the more of the tree you leave intact, the more growth you’ll get from the felled shrubclean.barg: cedar.