Keywords:historical logging, historical logging, logging crew, old logging photos, old photo guy, redwood forest, redwood logging, redwood undercut
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Felling of a Redwood tree
Felling of a Redwood began with the labor of two men who alternately chopped, then sawed the tree. It was a process lasting several days. While the tree was being cut preparation for its fall was made by other workmen who built a bed of boughs trimmed from previously fallen trees to ease the impact. Because redwood is quite brittle many trees were left in the woods by early day loggers after they shattered. Modern felling techniques have greatly reduced this problem. Look closely at the number of wedges pounded into this tree also note the water bottle wrapped in wicker to keep it cold.