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  • Collection: Logging - Lewis and former Albert Property

Spruce logs have been cut to length and loaded into a truck for transportation to a saw mill. These logs will be used for building a log cabin.

The spruce plantation has been cut. The logs are queued for further processing. The pollards are stacked for chipping. These tree-tops are clean, they will be chipped for burning as bio-mass at the Cooley Dickenson Hospital in Northampton.
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The spruce plantation has been removed using a 'feller buncher'. The logs have been removed from the site. The green needles on the ground will decompose. It will be necessary either to graze a few goats in the cut area, or plan to brush hog the…

Logs are in queue for further processing. The picker is picking up clean boughs for chipping. The ships will be used to generate steam at Cooley Dickenson Hospital in Northampton.

Spruce logs from spruce plantation have been cut and stacked. They are to be skidded to a central location for further processing.

Cutting spruce plantation. The 'feller buncher' with one operator has been working for about 1.5 hours; he has taken down about 50 trees or so. The machine can cut a 12-inch tree in about 1 second! This is extremely efficient timber harvesting!

The 'feller buncher' consists of a boom, grabbing hooks and a disc. The disc has teeth that are about 1-in x 1-in x 1-in, far larger (as expected) than a chainsaw. The hydraulically-driven disc is visible at the end of the boom. The operator just…

The first of an estimated 1,700 trees is coming down. It snowed last night; powder snow has shaken off the tree as it is being cut.

Video. Saplings and brush resulting from a logging operation is mechanically chipped in anticipation of transportation off site.

Video. Brush resulting from a logging operation is mechanically chipped and put into a box truck for transportation off site.
This video depicts the mechanical harvesting of a spruce plantation that was planted in the 1930's as part of a 'make work' project on the part of a wealthy landowner.
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