Fiona Glenanne from the TV show Burn Notice uses detonating cord very.
Jun 04, Anticlimactic. almost chopped it down. Place the detonator or det cord on the top of the pyramid of explosives to develop appropriate shock waves to fell the tree. Where bark is unusually thick or loose, it should be removed from the tree before placement of the explosives (may not be safe to do on some trees).
A few wraps of det cord around a 1-ft diameter tree will blow a ring of bark off. Trees are tough targets for explosives unless placed in a hole bored in the trunk.
When one does have to blow down a tree from the outside, it is best to use two opposing and slightly offset charges to produce a shearing action.
Creating a slipknot from detonating cord yields a field improvised device that can be quickly employed to cut a locked doorknob off a door.
the tree is an effective method for felling hazard trees, but least preferred because there is no way to control the tree’s direction of fall. Small trees may be felled by wrapping multiple loops of detonation cord around the trunk.
Charges that are placed externally produce stronger shock waves and more airblast than charges that are placed.