The spectator is transported by train to the wonderful Redwood district of California. Reaching the lumber camps an immense giant of the forest, fourteen feet in diameter at the base and towering three hundred and sixty feet tall, is shown about to be felled. With double-headed axes the men hack the base nearly through from one side, then the undercut is finished from the opposite side with a saw. For a moment the giant totters, then falls with a crash. Next the bark is peeled, the tree cut into logs and these logs are yarded out by means of a donkey-engine and conveyed on flat cars to the river where they are launched into the water and yarded down to the main landing. This, together with magnificent views of hundreds of cleared acres of timber land, make as interesting a full-reel subject as has ever been released. Written by
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Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson's participation in the production and writing of this film, as well as his appearance in it, are undocumented and unconfirmed. See more