I have a couple of blow-down trees on my back property. These are small hardwoods, perhaps 12 in diameter at the base and 40 feet tall. Both have been uprooted by wind and blown against adjacent trees. I'd say these trees are at about 60-70 degrees from the horizontal, or 20-30 degrees off the vertical. Is there a "best way" to bring these trees to the ground using a chain saw? It seems to me, in fact I've done it before, cutting the trunk at about waist or similar height by making a hinge type cut, the "V" cut from the top and the back cut from the bottom. The only problem I see with this is the tree portion above the cut may have travel/fall in ways that are hard to predict. I'd guess the total wood in these trees is no more than 500 pounds.