Felling is the process of cutting down individual trees, an element of the task of logging.
In hand felling, an axe, saw, or chainsaw is used to fell a tree, followed up by limbing and bucking in traditional applications. In the modern commercial logging industry, felling is typically followed by limbing and skidding.
A feller-buncher is a motorized vehicle with an attachment which rapidly cuts and gathers several trees in the process of felling them.
In cut-to-length logging a harvester performs the tasks of a feller-buncher additionally doing the delimbing and bucking of the trees as well. When harvesting wood from a felled tree, the recommended methods should be followed in order to get more wood recovery. The suggested trend is to make deeper cuts and smaller openness when performing undercuts.
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