Saturday, 2 February 2008

Yet another Saturday in the woods... (and a split level cut felling video)

It's a good job we like it here!

Yesterday's fire looked like this when we arrived:

But once the ash was cleared away, a ball of paper and a few breaths from Tracy yielded some results:

It's always nice when we can do this, as the bed of hot embers mean that you can get a good fire going in minutes, without having to start from scratch with little twigs, etc.

The rest of the day was pretty much as normal. I felled one heavily leaning tree using a "boring cut", but forgot to ask Tracy to film it... but to make up for that I felled another one using a split level cut, and we did remember to get that on film. A split level cut allows you to make a partial felling cut, insert the felling lever, and then complete the cut. The advantage of this is that it lets you fell a tree against the direction it is leaning in (within reason!), and have more control on a windy day. Here you go:


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