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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.
- 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.
- Clear brush from work areas and escape routes, and cut saplings and other trees from direction of falls, using axes, chainsaws, or bulldozers.
- Measure felled trees and cut them into specified log lengths, using chain saws and axes.
- 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.
- Insert jacks or drive wedges behind saws to prevent binding of saws and to start trees falling.
- Work as a member of a team, rotating between chain saw operation and skidder operation.
- Split logs, using axes, wedges, and mauls, and stack wood in ricks or cord lots.
||Forest and Conservation Workers
- Identify diseased or undesirable trees and remove them, using power saws or hand saws.
- Operate skidders, bulldozers, or other prime movers to pull a variety of scarification or site preparation equipment over areas to be regenerated.
- Select or cut trees according to markings or sizes, types, or grades.
- Thin or space trees, using power thinning saws.
- Prune or shear tree tops or limbs to control growth, increase density, or improve shape.
||Log Graders and Scalers
- Saw felled trees into lengths.
- Tend conveyor chains that move logs to and from scaling stations.
- Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs.