This page shows the logging operation, taking out 55 diseased trees,
and chipping on the Samuels / Larson Lot 40 in The Ruby Ranch, on
June 28, and 29, 2006.
Mark Morgan from Morgan Timber Products from Bellvue, CO, who has
very specialized and expensive pieces of equipment came in and took out
55 trees. Except for a couple of trees on a slope which were chain
sawed, this was basically a 2 person operation, Mark running the
machine that sheared the trees, and Zip who ran the chipper.
The two pieces of equipment can be seen here on Emerald Road:
The shearer is in the foreground on its way to our lot, and the
chipper is parked further down the road.
The shearer looks like it could be used in a science fiction or
The bottom part of the machine acts like a giant set of hydrolic
Here the upper part of the machine with the arms to grab and lock on
start to close:
Note the scissors are still open
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This page last updated July 7, 2006