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2 - The Forest in Nivernais – The notch

The second postcard of the series « The Forest in Nivernais » shows a woodcutter practicing a directional cut on a tree in the Bertranges forest. This action, consisting of making a kind of pivot hinge, allows the woodcutter to guide the tree in its fall.
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1 - The Forest in Nivernais – The cut of coppice

The series of postcards « The Forest in Nivernais », published in 1903 by the folklorist poet Achille Millien, immersed us into the heart of the Bertranges forest to discover centuries-old practices of woodworkers and picturesque scenes of everyday life.
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