Logging the Big Trees

Logging in the Eatonville/Mineral area
Logging in the Eatonville/Mineral area

There is always the question, “How did the Egyptians those pyramids?” The bigger question for me is, “How did those loggers taken down those giant trees with those little, and manually powered, saws?”

The answer is probably the same in both cases — lots and lots of muscle. If anyone knows who these two hardworking and extremely strong men are, please speak up.

Logging term of the day — Springboard: A lightly flexible, iron-shod, strong board, that’s inserted into a notch chopped into a tree and used as a precarious platform from which the tree is felled. A relic of hand-power days, it now has only a few practitioners.

Photo courtesy of Laurie Anderson Osborn.

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