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What are the various categories of lumberjacks? What kind of work do they do? - Geography

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What are the various categories of lumberjacks? What kind of work do they do?

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The various categories of Lumberjacks include the high riggers, sawers or buckers. Skidders and haulers or transporters.

The high riggers are people who climb the tall coniferous trees to cut off its branches first and then trunk.

The sawers use saw and axes to cut the trunk into lengths measuring 1 to 5 m.

The skidders mainly collect the logs and stack them along a frozen river bank, road or railway line.

The haulers ensure the transfer of logs down a river till they reach, a sawnill or factory. This include clearing ‘ log-jams’ with long poles or use sticks of dynamites to move logs which cause jams.

Concept: North America : Major Physical Features
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Oxford University Press Class 6 Voyage Geography for ICSE Middle School
Chapter 8 North America: Location, Area, Political and Physical Features
Exercise | Q 3
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