The process of felling, cutting trees and transforming them into timber, including mechanical felling and processing.

Alternative labels

techniques of logging
techniques of felling
principles of felling
principles of logging
machinery for felling
methods of logging
machinery for logging
methods of felling

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Logging is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Crosscut saw operator: Crosscut saw operators use a manual crosscut saw. Crosscut sawing is used for ‘felling’ and ‘bucking’ trees, or taking off the limbs to obtain logs. Crosscut sawyers may also work with smaller crosscut saws in a workshop to make manual cuts.
Forestry technician: Forestry technicians assist and support the forest manager and implement their decisions. They supervise a team of forestry equipment operators and support and supervise forestry and environmental protection through research and data collection. They also manage resource conservation and harvesting plans.

Optional knowledge

Logging is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Mine geologist: Mine geologists locate, identify, quantify and classify mineral resources and their geological characteristics and structure. They provide advice to mine managers and engineers at existing and prospective mineral operations.
Exploration geologist: Exploration geologists examine and prospect for mineral deposits. They identify, define and obtain legal title to an economically viable mineral deposit.  They are responsible for design, management and execution of the exploration programme.
Geologist: Geologists research the materials that form the earth. Their observations depend on the purpose of the research. Depending on their specialisation, geologists study how the Earth has been shaped over time, its geological layers, the quality of minerals for mining purposes, earthquakes and volcanic activity for private services, and similar phenomena.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022