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Offline Lumberjohn

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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2019, 03:22:34 PM »
Its my understanding some places have to hire so many females for their workplaces. Probably a union thing. No female loggers around here that I know of, mostly sign changers at road work, etc. I do recall a woman ironworker and a few that work construction.

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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2019, 10:20:38 PM »
The wife of one of my friends used to log. She was pretty good with a saw,but could run skidder as well as,if not better than ,most men. She didnt seem to break as much as the men either. She could cuss as well as any man also. Her husband was a logger also, but they worked for different companies.
 I have another female friend who is a union heavy equipment operator down around Boston. 
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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2019, 02:01:39 PM »
We have a good logger in the area and for as long as I can remember his right hand (man) has been his wife. I don't think that she does any cutting but I think she can do about anything else. I see her all the time at the wood mill and on the road driving their log truck. My own business hasn't had a woman working in the woods but my 15 soon to be 16 year old daughter is determined that I teach her to run a skidder this summer.

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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2019, 11:10:50 AM »
 Before I was made to retire we worked together on different logging jobs on week ends.


 

When we lived in Tx. Rita got a job running dozer, for my boss on a dozer service. She is good on pushing dirt, but we found out she was great on an earth mover. Cuts and fills were right on the mark.

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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2019, 04:33:12 PM »
Have worked with several over the years as fallers, buckers, skidder operators, and semi-drivers. All did the job very well. I experienced one being cut bad by a chain saw on a job back in the late 1960's but she continued working in the woods with her husband to skid and drive semi. 

The new Chief of the Forest Service, Vicki Christiansen, is a female with a wealth of on line firefighting experience.
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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2019, 04:25:21 PM »
  
 
              In New Ashford today; she's helping her Dad this winter, at least until the landscaper job opens back up in the spring.
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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2019, 03:16:16 PM »
I have a good friend that chopped full time around 2005. She was on a cut to length crew and said at the time she believed she was the only full time lady chopper in New England. I believe there could have been a lady in PA that was also a chopper. 
Today she is a veg farmer in Maine and runs a very successful operation with her husband and kids. I believe she still cuts all the firewood. 

That was 13 years ago, and it's to bad more women aren't in the industry. I'm lucky to have worked with a few different women, who were my all.my bosses at those jobs. Several for pro trail crews and then a lady in Seattle who had a tree service. She was the main climber and a real badass! Women are just as capable as men in the work we are doing, and like I said it's to bad there aren't more in the industry

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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2019, 10:16:27 AM »
My wife runs everything from saws to semi's, excavators, dozers you name it, she's done it.     She's always run the chainsaws for me, have no idea how many hours she's had a saw in her hand, but with hip surgery this past fall, changes had to be made and I did.........................so I bought her a Bell feller buncher.    To say the least, it took some time to get the hang of it and has yet to actually go up and grab and cut down a sizable tree, [the boys and I do the large stuff] she's done some small one's, but she uses it for cutting up and carrying material, there's still a long learning curve to it, but not counting the first few days of attempting to operate it, she did eventually give two thumbs up.

Both my daughters ran saws over the years, along with every piece of equipment I've owned, but I too tried to steer them to better and safer careers, which they have done, but they can run or do whatever needs doing and both are and were excellent operators of anything.     My youngest daughter teaches school now, and I think its somewhat of a shock when she tells her kids [students] she's run chainsaws and about every piece of equipment known to mankind and has the photo's and knowledge to prove it.   

To me I don't care if your a man or woman, as long as your qualified/competent and safe doing whatever it is your doing and you enjoy doing it.    

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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2019, 01:24:34 PM »
There’s 2 lady techs at my shop, both do well in the business.

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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2019, 04:45:16 PM »
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(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)              In New Ashford today; she's helping her Dad this winter, at least until the landscaper job opens back up in the spring.

New Ashford MA?- where I grew up and parents still live. I think there was literally logging on every road in town this past summer and fall- only six roads in town but still....that's alot of timber for a small town.

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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2019, 05:07:31 PM »
I am right over the mountains in Stephentown NY
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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2019, 04:45:10 PM »
In my area there might only be two of us :( however I have met some amazing galls online that would give any dude a run for his money lol. Keep up the good work my fellow lumber jills  

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Re: Female Fallers
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2019, 11:59:23 PM »
Seems to be quite a few in the Scandinavian country’s my instagram has a bunch seem to be very skilled good to see. They also seem to have a stronger tradition of safety gear than in the states.


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