Quote Originally Posted by jmpgino View Post
Hello chaps,
I have a problem with some small trees growing on the outer edges of my land. I have been able to rip them out of the ground, using a chain and nylon cord. My main problem doing this is that the nylon ends up being very hard to remove after because it locks up.
Sounds like you are tying a clove hitch. Around the tree I would tie a timber hitch, a very easy knot to tie and untie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timber_hitch