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By Joe Zeleznik
NDSU Extension forester 

Dakota Gardener: Tree sports


September 4, 2023

Did you ever watch ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” when you were younger? I remember those Saturday afternoons, seeing some pretty unique competitions – power lifting, cliff diving and even barrel jumping.

My favorite was the lumberjack competitions.

Most of the events involved chopping logs with axes, or cutting logs with hand-powered crosscut saws or chainsaws. Log rolling in a pond or p...

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