The logging crew with their specialized equipment are making good progress through the most damaged areas of the forest. Log decks are growing in the landing that was cleared out at the top of the hill.
As the crew takes down the trees that were snapped in half or had the tops broken out, the machines pile the cut timber by their sort depending on what mill they will be going to. The piles of long skinny logs (the most damaged trees) that are too small to make boards, are strictly planned for the pulp mill. Slightly larger logs that can be milled are in a different pile. The big logs are divided into species with white fir in one pile while Douglas fir is in another.
This cleared area is big enough for all the decks of timber while still affording enough space for log trucks to come in, turn around and load from the decks.