• Short Summary

    A recent visit to a Swiss forest...and a novel way for forestry guards to scale?

  • Description

    1.
    SV Worker walks to tree with equipment
    0.06

    2.
    SCU Fixing on to tree trunk
    0.12

    3.
    CV DITTO
    0.14

    4.
    CV Shows springing, on step, on equipment fixed to tree
    0.16

    5.
    SV Worker steps onto equipment
    0.19

    6.
    CU DITTO
    0.23

    7.
    SV Shows workers climbing tree trunk
    0.31

    8.
    ANGLE SHOT..DITTO
    0.36

    9.
    CV Sawing off small tree branch
    0.42

    10.
    SV DITTO
    0.47

    11.
    LV Of forest
    0.50

    12.
    CV Worker climbs another tree with aid of equipment
    0.53

    13.
    SV DITTO
    0.56

    14.
    ANGLE SHOT...of trees
    0.58

    15.
    SV Worker in tree- pruning etc.
    1.05



    Initials PC/S/AHS/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A recent visit to a Swiss forest...and a novel way for forestry guards to scale a tree very speedily but with complete safety. Equipment - attached to the climber's feet - consists of "pedals" add steel "adjustable hoops".

    The sprung hoops, encircling the tree, hold the climber in position and the pedals give a firm grip on the tree-trunk.

    As the foot is raised, the spring round the tree assists the forestry guard to raise h is leg upwards. With this device he "cycles" up the tree-trunk at great speed.

    This original Swiss idea is a great aid to the forest guards in their task of cutting off branches to control the growth of the trees.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8QDO9W2KHNYCUKKCRQWBJ7W54
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QDO9W2KHNYCUKKCRQWBJ7W54
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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