logging

In the Woods

INS HOLZ (IN THE WOODS) from mythenfilm on Vimeo.

Snow, sweat, testosterone and the sound of chainsaws. Every four years, over a period of three months in winter, wood is being cut in a steep mountain high above Lake √Ągeri and prepared for log rafting. Neither economic change nor technology has been able to replace this traditional and sustainable craft in Switzerland.

I’ve watched this numerous times. As someone who heats with wood and processes my own wood, and having worked for a few summers on logging crews in Oregon, this piece has great appeal for me. Very well done.

Clearcut

Spooky Tree Stumps Remind Us Why We Need Earth Day

No matter how one feels about commercial clear cutting for timber, Joe Freeman’s haunting images of the desolation left after a big clear cutting operation are incredible.

These images were shot with a large format camera at Snoqualmie Pass, east of Seattle, Washington of a clearcutting job that was probably done close to 100 years ago. The trees were preserved because the area was turned into a reservoir and under water.

[via PetaPixel]