Observvver 18 Dec 2016 #61Friend, I don't know if you know much about forestry, but think about it. The trees are 40 m tall. They grow in stands mixed with other trees. They are extracted mechanically - how else can you handle a 40 m tree, do you think? And how do you think that you can get the logging vehicles to the actual tree if it is surrounded by other trees? Even if you cut the tree by hand, with a chainsaw, when it falls it gets caught up on the other trees becasue there is not a 40 m clear radius around it - unless you make one by removing the the other trees.Have a look at the picture in this article, of a spruce cut in Bialowieza in April 2016 (before it was stopped by the EU): britishbirds.co.uk/article/bialowieza-forest-new-threat/Notice the huge empty area around it, where everything elese has been cut. Now look behind it, at the standing forest - look how close the trees are standing together. Where do you think the trees from around the cut spruce have gone? They have been cut, to reach the spruce. Not just cut, but also removed. Every tree.In fact, the logigng they started, before being stopped, was to the south of the forest and involved clear cutting of 1 ha blocks separated by a 50 m buffer. That is how forestry works. It's not two men, a saw and a horse. It's done with large machinery on wheels.