pit sawing

pit sawing

An old method of handsawing timber lengthwise; the log is supported over a pit to provide easy access by men using a double-ended saw.
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In Kaoma alone, 6 logging companies and 4 pit sawing associations are currently in operation.
In Mayukwayukwa, company CH1 purchases timber from members of the Kalukundwe pit sawing association.
TABLE 1 Main features of commercial and pit sawing licences Type of licence Commercial Pit sawing Size of concession 5000 hectares 1500 hectares Nature of the operation Industrial Artisanal Duration of the licence 5 years 3 years Minimum volumes of 50 [m.