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Chopping down a Tree


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 Vol. 86.


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