Job Description and Jobs
- 1) Fells timber trees, applying knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage: Appraises tree for characteristics, such as twists, rot, and heavy limb growth, and gauges amount and direction of lean, using ax as plumb bob.
- 2) Determines position, direction, and depth of cuts to be made and placement of wedges or jacks.
- 3) Clears brush and debris from work area and escape route, and cuts saplings and other trees from falling path, using ax and chain saw.
- 4) Scores cutting lines with ax, saws undercut along scored lines with chain saw, and knocks slabs from cuts with ax.
- 5) Saws back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of fall.
- 6) Inserts jack or drives wedges behind saw to prevent binding of saw and start tree falling.
- 7) Stops saw engine as tree tips, pulls cutting bar from cut, and runs to predetermined location to avoid injury from falling limbs and flying debris.
- 8) May work on piecework basis and be designated Busheler.
- 9) May cut trees into log lengths.
- 10) Fallers of small timber are classified as FALLER II.
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