Anyone Had Any Experience of Felling a Tree Without a Chainsaw?

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  1. Doghouse Riley

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    1891. "Camp Badger, Tulare County, California. End of Mark Twain log, diameter 18 feet. Slab of Giant Sequoia, Kings River Grove (now part of Kings Canyon National Park), California, felled in 1891, to be exhibited in the Natural History Museum in New York.
     
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  3. Pacnorwest

    Pacnorwest In Flower

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    Wow a huge tree. Been there lots of huge Giant Sequoias. Rode on the sky ride over the tops of many sequoia trees. General Ulysses Grant one
     
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    Big tree!

    I was recently given some antique shovels. I think I like mine better.
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    I bet that shovel will be very handy shoveling icecream …:snicker:
     
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    Ahem, yes... But, gosh, no! Mine was just a teeny-tiny thing compared to that giant.
     
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    When you read the write-up I included, it looks as if that was just a "slice," so there would have been twice as much work.
     
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    DHR - I come from a long line of loggers, fallers and sawmill workers. Many of us had signs at the end of the driveway saying "this family is supported by timber dollars." There is a FB site about old logging. Incredible to see what they did with the big bull saws. I have one in the barn with my Dad's saw sharpening sign painted on it....must be 1/4 of the size of this one!

    This is my GrandDad, and I'm told that he cut these with a bull saw with my Dad. SO VERY pales compared to the one in your photo. Respect respect for the physical work that would have taken. They put their lives on the line and built homes.

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    Melody what an exciting history in your family. Cool pic of your grandDad. He was a tall man.
    It makes sense that in the area around here lots of loggers started out in the Pacific Northwest. We have logging trails down behind us down to the valley and across the mountains that are still followed today and turned into horse trails./ 4 wheel / motor bikes.
    Even some of the saw mills have been preserved around for history as a lot of unique tools were also used. Very interesting history in your family tree. You must be proud. The work was incredibly hard and dangerous back then.
    Boy if your lumberjack family was still here they would be amused at some of the new equipment made to cut trees today. Back in the day…Just moving the logs down the rivers and down to the saw mills was a real challenge.
     

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