|About "Tree Machine The Movie." The original VHS version was 3 min 18 seconds in length. After digitizing and cutting and re-cutting we still wound up with 6 very large files, probably to large for practical use on the Internet. We were going to give up on this project because of the problem of file size but finally decided there are enough die-hard
tree machine fans out there to justify posting the videos. For those that do not wish to spend their time waiting for the videos to load, they can be downloaded to your hard drive and played off-line. When playing off-line, there is no waiting time for the file to load. OK, let's move on. Enjoy!
|Part 1 (335kb) Reject rolls are received from an outside source, unwrapped and unwound into a large jumbo. The jumbo is taken to the flying splicer reel. The paper is re-wet and the re-pulped paper is processed at the "treedrinier". The wringer roll induces age rings as the stock is rolled into trunks. The trunks enter the "foot box" and then to the "trunk bunk."|
|Part 2 (876kb) Tree trunks move from the trunk bunk, to the SAP applicator and then to the "barking" centrifuge where bark is applied. From that process the trunks travel to shipping and eventually to the woodlands for field processing.|
|Part 3 (433kb) The "tree planter" goes into action. Watch closely to observe the trunk being "topped" and the limbs applied.|
|Part 4 (465kb) Now the unbelievable: The tree planter operator locates a suitable size stump and the tree planter "grafts" the trunk base to the stump. The grafting process bonds the trunk in place.|
|Part 5 (460kb) This is another view of the tree planter in action with a clearer picture of the "topping" and "limb splicing" process.|
|Part 6 (479kb) We couldn't resist showing this video of the tree planter. It's astounding! The tree planter is the most environmentally design machine. Watch closely when it shuts down and you will see it "eat' it's own exhaust.|
|To see the slide version of the tree machine click here.|
|Digitizing courtesy Facets Multimedia|
Parts 1 through 6 are large video files. If you do not have a high speed
connection the files will take an unreasonable time to download.