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Before chainsaws – hand felling monster trees

30 July 2022

Before chainsaws were invented, the logging industry in the United States & Canada was a seriously challenging occupation and we are only talking about 125 years ago. In the Pacific Northwest there were forests full of monster trees and cutting them down was done by hand.

Check out the length of the two-man hand saw and heavy-duty axes above that they used to drop these tremendous trees. It is almost inconceivable to think of cutting down a tree this size with a hand saw.

Take a look at an amazing set of early images in the attached document.

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