Story: Logging native forests

Logging and milling (1st of 2)

Two men use axes and a crosscut saw to bring down a giant rimu, probably during the 1950s. Before chainsaws became widely used, this was the way trees were felled.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - Managing native forests, 1920s–1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/13971/logging-and-milling (accessed 28 May 2017)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007