Yes, and the son of a "itches" left a holy mess in the Redwoods.
No care for anything, streams, animals, vegetation.
Just come and take the forest, burn down the slash, and leave....
Following this assault they again logged about 3 times, and with continuing
selectivity as to what the market would bear.
Now when you go in an Old Growth forest, there are few and far between trees
We wonder why the salmon spawning grounds are slack, and the forest is
struggling to survive...
Yes, they left a mess.
I am cleaning up a logging operation from about 1950 on my property.
They came in with bulldozers and pushed over trees in the way, oaks, and
redwoods, firs, rhododendrons, etc.
to take what trees/logs were left from the first and 2nd assault. Leaving
the old skid roads there, and the trees upover.
Some have grown back sideways, and out of the logs pushed over....it is a
I am clearing the oaks that grew like wheat grass, and cleaning up the
stumps, and crooked bent trees, salvaging the forest, and making it a bit
more healthy for the redwoods, and also the large amount of wood that grew
that poses fire threat.
I always wonder what went across their minds when they cut down these
I know, they were starving and hungry, and making a living......
Thank the lord we now have some forest practices, that help not only make a
viable timber industry, but save the forest for the future.
john in Redwood Country.....
"Electric Comet" wrote in message
do not know much about felling trees but i suppose they cleaned up
the bottom cut on the log to meet the 20 foot mark or so
but the stump portion that is visible seems to also be cleaned
maybe the photo just does not show enough and the stump is ragged
but it does seem like it is cleaned up
maybe they do that just to make it easier to haul the logs out
interesting photo no matter what