In the front of the Guest House on Main Street in Fort Bragg next to the Skunk Train Depot is a slice of a big tree – see picture below. The plaque on the tree shows that the tree was over 900 years old when it was felled. Attached to the tree is the crosscut saw used to make the back cut – the cut that brings the tree down. (Click the images to see a larger version).

Guest House tree slice

The following pictures were taken when the tree was being felled.

Just about to go.Down she goes.
Just about to go Down she goes
DownScaling - Measuring the volume of wood.
Down... Scaling - Measuring the volume of wood
Showing saw used for back cut.

Showing saw used for back cut