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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Logging, both by timber companies operating with concession licenses and small-scale "pit sawing" permits, is therefore an important economic activity despite the lower degree of tree cover compared to North Western province, which is less populated and accessible (Figure 2, Schoneveld et al.
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.