Video:Logging Family Legacy


Dwayne Walker’s family has been logging Arizona’s White Mountains for four generations. In that time logging technology has gone from men on the ground with saws to high tech machines capable of cutting down a huge tree in seconds.

This is part of a larger package I did on Western Jobs in Arizona. Some of the still photos from the Wallow Fire were taken by my coworkers at The Arizona Republic.

I was most surprised with the cutter. A single person driving it can cut down multiple trees in mere seconds and cary them to a pile. To get an up-close view of what it’s like to drive it I mounted a GoPro camera to both the cutter and the pile it was dropping trees onto.

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