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A Successful Method of Power Felling

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Abstract:

The possibility of lightening the manual labor of felling trees through the use of machinery has spurred many European and American inventors to devise practical equipment. It has remained, however, for the workmen themselves to develop a machine from a standard drag saw and have it adopted to the exclusion of the hand cross-cut saw in the country's largest timber. In discussing the conditions which led to the development, the author suggests the possible reasons why earlier machines failed of general application in smaller timber.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forest Engineer, Pacific Lumber Company, Scotia, California

Publication date: January 1, 1932

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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