An insight into the harvesting of wood from the forest. Lower branches are cut away with a chainsaw to make it easier for the harvesting machine to cut through the wider part of the trunk. The tree is then cut into logs. The process is controlled by a computer in the cab of the machine. The logs are gathered together for transporting to the edge of the forest. The trees are taken to a saw mill, stripped of bark and cut up. Nothing is wasted.
- This clip is from:
- Primary Focus Geography - Forestry
- First broadcast:
- 8 October 1997
This clip could be used to give an insight into the harvesting of wood from forests. Considering the time taken to grow and process wood and wood-related products, debate how wood is used and abused in everyday life.