Wouter (from the Netherlands) reckons we shouldn't take Daniel's 'Step Cut ' video too seriously - and he is not alone!Others, particularly in store, have commented on the video. Most take exception to Daniel's claim to fame in being the first to develop this method, so we thought we'd do some more research and talk to the experts.
Chainsaw maestro and Chief Training Officer with Treescape Northern, Wade Cumming tells us the Step Cut featured on the video is a derivation of the Bore and Release cut commonly used on problem trees - absolutely nothing new!
The video below, featuring a 'boring' cut, has had over 80,000 hits so a few people at least are aware of this method! And here's another one if you are interested.