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Select or cut trees according to markings or sizes, types, or grades.
- Stop saw engines, pull cutting bars from cuts, and run to safety as tree falls.
- Saw back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of fall.
- Measure felled trees and cut them into specified log lengths, using chain saws and axes.
- Determine position, direction, and depth of cuts to be made, and placement of wedges or jacks.
- Control the direction of a tree's fall by scoring cutting lines with axes, sawing undercuts along scored lines with chainsaws, knocking slabs from cuts with single-bit axes, and driving wedges.
- Select trees to be cut down, assessing factors such as site, terrain, and weather conditions before beginning work.
- Insert jacks or drive wedges behind saws to prevent binding of saws and to start trees falling.
- Split logs, using axes, wedges, and mauls, and stack wood in ricks or cord lots.
||Logging Equipment Operators
- Drive and maneuver tractors and tree harvesters to shear the tops off of trees, cut and limb the trees, and cut the logs into desired lengths.
||Log Graders and Scalers
- Saw felled trees into lengths.
||First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers
- Change logging operations or methods to eliminate unsafe conditions.
- Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs.