cable yarding

A term used to describe a means of removing logs from the stump area to a landing or yarding area through use of an overhead system of winch-driven cables to which logs are attached with cables. ... (05 Dec 1998) ...
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The movement of felled trees or logs from the area where they are felled to the landing on a system composed of a cable suspended from spars and/or towers. The trees or logs may be either dragged across the ground on the cable or carried while suspended from the cable.
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