Seth Zuckerman used to think that logging always involved two guys and a chainsaw. But like the Super-Axe-Hacker in The Lorax, he learned modern lumberjacks fell trees quicker and more efficiently than the loggers of yore. The latest models are computerized wood manufacturing operations on wheels, which travel through the forest turning trees into precisely optimized piles of logs.
Since the early 90s, the number of people killed in logging accidents in the United States has decreased by half. And the amount of logging has decreased by just over 20%.