A safer and easier plan than trying to fell trees with a chainsaw is to use the Hack n Squirt method. I prefer this to the hinge cutting technique for several reasons. I simply use the appropriate herbicide and a hatchet and kill most or all the trees where I want bedding cover. With the sun now reaching the soil grasses and forbs will likely grow and provide both food and cover.
To learn more about this technique watch: https://www.growingdeer.tv/#/bow-hunting-big-nebraska-gobblers
December 21, 2015