A Tree Story  | Jerry Berenek

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Old Growth
Video on DVD: $20.00

Old Growth Video on DVD contains 7 different titles. Limited music scores and without narration. Viewing time: 2 hr 17 min

 

Title descriptions

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Ciro
In this title John and Rodney Ciro fall three old growth redwoods on the Olson Ranch in Sonoma County. Videoed entirely in an old growth setting.

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Pull Tree
Logging on the Malliard Ranch in Mendocino County. Watch as Ron Pronsolino climbs old growth Douglas fir and sets rigging so the trees can be pulled "up-the-hill." Steve Van Horn does the falling. Entirely Old growth setting.

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Eureka Hill
The Ciro brothers are at it again. The tree featured in this title is a big back leaning outlaw. I climbed this large redwood and set rigging so it could be pulled. There was big trouble encountered at the crucial moment when the tree was being pulled.

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Jack Tree
Ledgendary timber faller Steve Van Horn is at the Malliard Ranch and this time he's using the "Silvey Tree Savers" to get the redwoods up the hill. Entirely old growth.

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Bonanza
One of the very last working old growth harvest plans in Humboldt County, 2006. Right above the town of Rio Dell. In Bonanzo you get a rare glimpse of "the way it used to be." Entirely old growth. There's some pretty fine trees being felled in this video. Pure environmental mayhem.

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Log Truck
Take a ride with Ron Pronsolino in his log truck to deliver a load of fine old growth redwood. The logs come from the same redwoods Steve Van Horn fell at the Malliard Ranch. Watch Ron load the logs using a Cat 966 loader, and then we take the ride through Anderson Valley and up the coast to Ft. Bragg.

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Wagers
It's the Ciro brothers again and this time they're at the Wager Ranch. In this title John and Rodney take on a back leaner outlaw and jack it up the hill. I'll tell you it was more work hiking back up the mountain than it was falling and bucking this tree.


Second Growth
Video on DVD: $20.00

This DVD contains the following 9 titles. Limited music score. Viewing time is 2 hr 10 min

 

Title descriptions

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Iverson Logging
Watch Ron Iverson's little Christy yarder fly-out some fine redwood logs, many over 1,000 board feet apiece. It's yarder logging action, from start to finish. All the timber in this title is felled by Dale Iverson and his son Steve.

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White Fir Fall
A short title, only 5 minutes long, of myself falling a single coast white fir. As white fir go it's about as big as they come.

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Thompson Logging
My friend Keith Patterson climbs and sets rigging in a large Douglas fir Then he picks up the saw to fall it. Believe me there's a lot of sawing to get this baby down. After it's bucked Thompson's equipment moves in to pull the logs out, using a grapple skidder and winch Cat.

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Mitch and John
My friends Mitch Nelson and John Ceriani of Ft. Bragg work in a large "clearcut yarder setting" in Pudding Creek. It's "everything goes" in this layout and nothing but stumps and bare ground is left when they're done.

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Sansi Logging
Selective logging at it finest. Large Second growth on a private ranch in Mendocino County. Felled, limbed, bucked and videoed all by myself. If you ever wondered what it's like to work in 100 year old second growth then this video is a good example.

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Robbies Stub
Here is a short title of falling a large second growth redwood that had been previously topped out at 60 feet. The contour of the ground for the tree to lay proved more that it could handle, and it broke. Big break.

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Philbrick Logging
Working on the flats of Big River, Ken Kenny falls some huge second growth redwoods. Up to 10,000 board feet. Philbrick's grapple skidder grunts to move the logs to the landing and then getting them loaded on the trucks becomes another challenge for Mark Robertson.

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Burn Baby Burn
After the logging the Sansi Ranch the burn crew went back during the rainy season and burned every piece of slash. There's more than one way to start and kindle a fire to burn brush and in this title you'e going to see a bunch. As Smokey says "It takes only one match."

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Van Ciro
Steve Van Horn and John Ciro fall large second growth redwoods in Anderson Valley. When the first tree hit the lay we had to run or cover, but instead of cover we ran straight into a yellow jackets nest. I never got stung so much in my life. This title actually has a music score almost all the way through.


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100 Trees
Video on DVD: $20.00

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Title description
One title on one DVD. Semi-educational type of video. Follow Beranek as he walks and talks his way through falling second growth timber on a private ranch in Anderson Valley. The trees are not so large, but the process of going about falling and bucking them are considered and discussed in many different situations. Totally unrehearsed. Even the bloopers are shown. Pure chainsaw mayhem. For a single title this is a long one. 1 hour and 55 minutes.


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Lumber Jack
Video on DVD: $15.00

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Title description
Hardwood logging during the 1950's in the New England states. Producer Winter Bargeron takes you back when life was much simpler and the work was just plain hard. Black and white photos and rare 8mm color movie footage beautifully assembled together with background music showing you how it happened, from stump to delivery. Very enjoyable viewing. Approximately 1 hour.

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