When forestry is second nature

  • Clearing in the forest after a storm
  • After the storm
  • Forest projects

    After the storm

    Families trapped in their homes. Trees coming straight at you while working. As a firefighter in frequently storm-hit Mississippi, Woodman Speights has plenty of experience of working with chainsaws in tough conditions. Like the dangerous task of storm cleanup – something that should only be done by trained professionals. “I’ve seen some serious damage,” he says.
    • Time: Depends on amount of damage
    • Effort: High
    • Level: Professional
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  • Mayumi Ishimura
    From professionals

    Interview: Mayumi Ishimura

    Today we have taken the opportunity to sit down with Mayumi Ishimura. She lives in Aomori City, in the North East Region (Tohoku) of Japan and she is specialize in the sale and maintenance of wood stoves, pellet stoves, and other wood biomass fuelled heaters, as well as in the sale of firewood.

  • Battery tophandle chainsaw T536Li XP
    Tools to use

    Why Choose a Top-Handle Chainsaw?

    Top-handle chainsaws are the perfect choice for professional users and arborists. In this article, Husqvarna will explain why this type of chainsaw might be the right choice for your application.

  • Working with chainsaws part 1
    Usage

    Limbing thick branches

    A different work technique is used for limbing thick branches than that used for thin branches. This applies to leaf trees and other trees with thick, extensive branches. The working technique often matches the technique used for crosscutting. In order to avoid splitting and the guide bar pinching, it is important that you use the correct technique and sequence.

  • Working with chainsaws part 1
    Usage

    Crosscutting

    Consider the crosscutting carefully, especially for larger logs. An incorrect work technique can be dangerous and cause the trunk to split or the guide bar to become pinched. First assess the tension in the trunk. Make it a habit to look at how the trunk reacts to being cut. You may have misjudged the tension.

  • Images Working with chainsaws, part 2
    Usage

    Crosscutting - Compressive stress from the bottom

    Crosscutting trees which have compressive stress from the bottom should be done by following this technique.

  • 346XP TrioBrake
    Usage

    Crosscutting - Compressive stress from the top

    Crosscutting trees which have compressive stress from the top should be done by following this technique.

  • Images Working with chainsaws, part 2
    Usage

    Limbing calmly and methodically

    Stand on the left side of the trunk and begin limbing on the right side of the trunk. Work calmly and methodically, branch by branch.

  • Working with chainsaws part 1
    Usage

    Limbing the downward face

    Follow this working technique when limbing the underside of the tree trunck.

  • Tools required to fell a tree
    Tools to use

    Tools for felling a tree

    The size of the tree determines which felling tools you need to use.