The term “fall” has its roots in the fellan of Old English, for autumn. A felled tree is one that has been brought down. A fall also represents the seasonal harvest of a logging operation. Logging is the process of cutting down trees, an element of the logging task.
The person who cuts down the trees is a feller. A feller buncher is a machine capable of cutting down a single large tree or grouping and cutting down several small ones simultaneously. In manual felling, an ax, saw or chainsaw is used to cut down a tree, followed by brushcutter and cutting in traditional applications. In the modern commercial timber industry, logging is often followed by delimbing and trawling.
My wife and I were wondering why they call it “cutting down a tree”. It seems a little strange, even for English. For the same reason I lie on a bed, but a chicken lays an egg. Old English used to have a very strictly outlined system of strong and weak verbs.
A weak verb is one whose past tense is formed by the addition of a suffix (in modern English, -ed). A strong verb is one whose past tense is formed by changing the value of the vowel, a process called ablaut. I hung myself on a rope, then fell and lay on the floor. The executioner hung the criminal, then knocked him off his rope and put him in a coffin. What about the distinction between hangman and hangman in the way it relates to humans versus objects? I learned that humans are always hung and objects like photo frames are hung.
Does it have something to do with what you are talking about or is it a separate peculiarity? For example, we hang the photo frame vs The criminal was hanged. Shouldn't you have said that strong verbs are intransitive and weak transitive? Because falling is rare, there is one argument that can be argued to be archaic. I don't know if it's a solid argument or not. I know that where I live, it is a verb that tends to collect dust on the shelf and is only removed on special occasions. But that doesn't mean that it's not a perfectly good verb that it's not worth your time in the sun.
I think that the most common use, whose meaning is partially lost by most, is in one fell swoop. People who fall trees have learned over the years that the area directly on either side or directly behind the tree is very dangerous. This is because branches, tops and sections of the trunk often fall near the base of a falling tree. The wood that is left uncut during the felling process is called “hinge wood”.
It is formed by cutting a notch and using a back cut to free the wood behind the notch. The purpose of the hinge wood is to provide control during the arc of the fall. This control is only available while the hinge is intact and operating. Many things can work against the wood of the hinge and cause it to break prematurely, resulting in a loss of control of a falling tree. Some other things that cause hinge failure are lateral tilt, hinge too thick, wood fiber decay, deviation and uneven hinge wood, all of which I will discuss later in the series.
I haven't met anyone who felling trees who wants to lose control of a tree. Essentially, cutting down trees is an action taken to prevent disease spread and improve safety in an area. If not done properly, tree felling can be very dangerous; as such, this type of work should be done by an experienced tree care specialist who will plan out every step meticulously while taking into account any potential hazards or risks. This was an experiment carried out with regard to cutting of trees and continuous cutting of trees in boom corridors which could lead to an increase in harvester productivity. If there are power lines near the tree, do not attempt to cut down the tree unless you are absolutely sure that doing so will not interfere with them. In the not too distant past, accuracy in felling, tree placement and landing improved with use of cross saws and axes. Tree felling has been taking place for thousands of years because trees have provided resources necessary for human survival.
However, cutting down anything except humans, animals or trees has become quite rare today; OED 1 was already marking it as obsolete in 1895. Instead of risking possible serious injury when attempting to cut down a leaning tree, consult a professional arborist. Most often, in case of dead or infected trees, best course of action would be felling them. An efficient way to do this would be using felling heads which would increase efficiency and fall time. If you need to remove a tree and suspect logging will affect power lines nearby, call up your local power company. In first part of six-part series on logging Dwayne discussed how legacy from days when cross-cutting axe was used still influences modern techniques. A barber chair occurs when tree being cut down delaminates vertically before hinge has been cut thin enough to bend.
A feller buncher is motorized vehicle with attachment which quickly cuts and collects several trees during felling process. Presented by Scandinavian logging specialists this cut easier to make provides good guidance and has additional safety features. Even if you're cutting down Christmas tree which isn't exceptionally large don't risk giving up safety equipment. In conclusion cutting down trees necessary action taken prevent disease spread improve safety area should only done experienced tree care specialist who plan out every step meticulously taking into account any potential hazards risks.