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I love Stanley Park!! There are trees like this all over BC. It is amazing, not only to see such large trees, but to see the evidence of how they were felled. Those notches were placed so that a board could be levered out and a man could stand to get to the next notch etc and then would fell the tree by hand. I know environmentalists/conservationists may not appreciate it – but it was an art and an act of bravery!!

In woodchopping competitions in Australia (and probably elsewhere), they still have the “tree-climb” where the axeman chips chips a notch, places a board, climbs up, chips another notch etc until they have three boards in place. They then have to chop the tree down from the top plank. Impressive to watch as an event and it sounds realistic from what Gillian describes in her comment above.

great photo! i like this list.

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