Here is a nice bunch of picture's of Mark Winningham working on big knarly trees on the Quinault Indian Reservation on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Several of the pictures are of the same tree.
Here Mark is standing on a springboard propped on another smaller tree beside the big one.
Sometimes you can get in some pretty precarious positions. This job requires steady nerves.
Here you can see stairs cut into a root making it easier to climb up this beast.
Here you can see Mark is actually up quite high. There is not a lot of places to stand up there. It is tricky to make precise cuts while keeping ones balance.
Mark is standing on a stump he just made. Mark is not a small fellow, but this stump still looks like a big one.
Mark is shown starting an undercut in a big old growth. It takes a lot of sawing to get one of these big trees down.
Mark pauses for a moment to pose for a picture before he puts a back cut in this big tree. Mark doesn't slow down very often. His nick-name is, "The Hammer." Rumor has it that he has the hammer down all the time. This is one boss most guys can not outwork!
Two trees in one cut. The one thing about cutting timber is it is always challenging.