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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in woodland care.

This BB is all about selecting trees in the forest to fell and doing things with them.


Here are some related videos

How to Fell a Tree with a Chainsaw

From the video description:
"Certified arborist Mark Chisholm provides helpful and important safety tips for professionals on how to fell a tree."

How to Use a Drawknife - Peeling Logs

From the video description:
"Columbus McKinnon Drawshave Review. How to peel a log with a drawknife / drawshave, known to some as debarking. I am using a 13-inch Columbus McKinnon Draw Shave, the end goal is to build a small log cabin."

The requirements for this BB are to drop at least 12 trees 8" or larger in diameter and do the following:
     o at least one 14” tree
     o at least one with hand tools (bow saw, cross cut saw, axe, etc)
     o take pics to prove proper tree harvest selection
     o set aside at least three logs
           - full tree length
           - peeled
           - up off the ground for proper air drying
                  o does not need to be under a roof
           - completion pic
     o all dropped trees are properly cared for
           - each tree is used in some way or is preserved for future use
           - no trees are left on the ground to rot
     o document proper tree selection

To get certified for this BB, post the following (as pictures or a short video):
     o cutting a tree with a hand tools
     o 12 cut down trees
     o proper tree selection
     o three peeled logs off the ground (completion shot)
     o at least a paragraph about your tree selection
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