Timber Falling - A Procedural Approach
book has been used for many years to train firewood cutters,
loggers and personnel of various federal organizations (U.S.
Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bonneville Power
Administration, Western Area Power Administration, National
Park Service, U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA) and numerous
state departments of forestry. Professional Timber Falling
is the most comprehensive text of its kind available. It
covers the full range of topics from bars and chains to
the physical forces affecting the tree. An in-depth analysis
of such topics as, the holding wood, backcut, undercut,
stump shot, side boring, notching, jacking are thoroughly
discussed and vividly illustrated. Quite simply, Professional
Timber Falling teaches all chain saw users how to make
it home safely every night through the use of safe, efficient
and proper work practices.
the people involved in the manufacturing of logs would follow
the procedures and techniques explained in this book, there
would not only be less accidents, we would also utilize more
wood from each harvest area. Once the Faller and Bucker lay
the saw to a tree, it is like Humpty Dumpty, all the Foresters
in the Northwest can't put it back together again, and theirein
lies the need to do it right the first and only time around."
- Crown Zellerbach