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Jepson Field Book volume 18 page 16 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 18 page 16
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Sherwood Valley  - A Tan Oak standing in the bottom of a gulch among Douglas Firs has just been cut: 127 ft high, 2 ft. 3 in. at 2 ft. above the ground. - The peelers differ tremendously in their capacity. A man is supposed to peel on an average 1 1/2 cords per day. Exceptional men will peel 2 cords steadily and 4 or 5 cords under favorable conditions  Some men do not take full advantage of the country in laying their trees. Unless there are reasons to the contrary the tree should be feeled up hill or down hill. On a side hill the man in the ::::::::: August 7, 1907.  upper side is bending over too far and the man on the lower side is reaching too high.  Peeling should be up hill. In case the tree is felled down hill the peelers brush down and peel back. By this means they are always striking downward with their axes, and as they peel the bark moves down hill out of their way and doesn't bother their feet. - Peeling should never be by contract as the contractor will peel only the bark which is easiest to peel.
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