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They drilled holes and put blasting powder in some of the biggest ones. One of my wife's uncles logged on Vancouver Island about 40 -50 years ago and he told stories about spruce trees so big that it would take a Caterpillar 966 loader on each end of a log and they would have to drop the stakes on one side of the truck and slide the log up ramps they made from other smaller logs. Then sometimes they would have to cut notches in the side of the log so that they could get the stakes back up again.Getting them down was probably the easy part. How did they ever cut these up into usable lumber?