Precommercial thinning: brush cutters

Joseph Zorzin redoak at
Wed Sep 24 05:16:37 EST 1997

Paul Hamby wrote:
> Up here in Alaska, half the battle in thinning (precommercial) is
> getting the reprod to even hit the ground. Chainsaw is pretty much the
> only thing you can wave around over your head in order to break the
> stuff down. Also, there is the brown bear factor. When confronted by a
> brown bear, which would you like to have gased up and running; a weed
> trimmer, or an 084 w/36" bar and all the rakers filed off?
> Come back...
> David Decker wrote:
>    >Anders Axelsson wrote:

Yuh, but I hear those Alaskan brown bears aren't afraid of chain saws-
it stimulates their appetites. <G> And you won't be able to hear that
bear sneeking up on you from behind.

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