Douglas Fir - The Extraction

Starting to drag out the log As we said in the last blog 'The tree had a soft landing' we now found out why!!! The grapple was fitted to the jib, the log was grabbed and we slowly started to pull. Nothing, it did not want to move. After some head-scratching, the log was lifted just that bit higher and there was the problem two large diameter branches has embedded themselves in the embankment (over 600mm deep in the soil)- even 'Nessie' was not going to pull that up the slope. The branches were removed and a gentle pull applied and away we went.
Mark cutting the first log Once the log was pulled partially up the hill, Mark cut the first length, this was then lifted on to the trailer and again the log was pulled up the embankment.
loading the first log This is the first log loading on to the trailer, there were three other pieces one over 5m long (to cut the mast from) in all there was in excess of 6 tonne of fine quality Douglas Fir. The lower section, without much branching would make very good beam quality timber. The remainder will be a mixture of further beams and very decorative cladding for internal and external use.
Currently unrated