The first step in
cutting down a tree was to create an undercut. This cut, made
with an axe, was used to make the tree fall a certain way. It
also made it easier to saw the other half of the tree. Judging
by the size of the base of this tree, how tall do you think
this tree was?
Film Credit: "Conscientious Objectors in Alternative
Service Camps, 1941-43, in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia,"
Rev. J. Harold Sherk Films. Mennonite Heritage Centre, Video