|Project by TopamaxSurvivor||posted 1906 days ago||2789 views||0 times favorited||19 comments|
I found this “barber chaired” stump along a logging road near our Tree Farm. Thought it might make a good post for any potential loggers looking to make their own lumber. Notice in the picture, the under cut and back cut are the same elevation. This is a relatively small tree, about a foot or 16” in diameter. This can happen even if the under cut and back cuts are properly done. It is quite dangerous if the logger is standing behind where the end of the tree kicks out and back. It can go down either direction too. It is especially common cutting alder in the Pacific Northwest. This is a maple stump.
-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence