The machine was out of camera range by the time I thought to take a picture, but it rolls up to a tree, grasps the trunk, slices it off near the ground with what amounts to a giant hydraulic scissors, and then lays the tree down on a stack. Later, the trees will be limbed. The limbs will go to the chipper, and the chips will be used as a layer on the public hiking and horse trail along the northern edge of the property. The trimmed trunks will be used for firewood. Know anyone who wants to buy a few hundred cords of firewood?