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Felling Trees in Gartly Moor Forest
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No: 255   Contributor: Norman Davidson   Year: 1980
Felling Trees in Gartly Moor Forest

Picture courtesy of Roy Neish who is seen working with a Husqvarna 162 chainsaw. Note all the protection equipment and clothing, helmet , visor, ear muffs, gloves and trousers with anti chainsaw cut pads in front and boots (hidden) but again with anti chainsaw cut protection in the front.
Trees were cut off at the stump and hauled down by hand if they hung up in the branches of other trees (which they often did in a thinning operation). Branches were all slashed off with the chainsaw and the tree stem cut into individual log lengths or left in whole tree lengths depending on market demands and extraction machine types. In this picture Roy does not have a loggers tape so it appears that the treees are being left in the length. It is possible that he is clear felling an area for the construction of forest roads for timber lorries to operate on.
Picture added on 05 September 2007
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Note the visor on his safety helmet is up meaning no eye protection, in my own case when at thinnings especially in summer sweat would run down on to the visor and my vision would be impaired.

Added by Leslie Phillip on 03 January 2018.
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