Chips to fly in Glenreagh
IT'S a compelling sight to watch an axe-wielding man who's almost two-metres tall with arms as thick as tree trunks violently hack into a piece of wood.
Glenreagh Timber Festival's woodchopping competition last year was definitely a crowd pleaser attracting a crowd of spectators.
The second timber festival swings into town on Saturday July 29, bringing with it the likes of World Champion axeman David Foster, of Tasmania, and a crew of interstate woodchoppers.
Timber festival secretary Peter Dickson-Smith said the event celebrated the timber industry heritage of the Glenreagh district from the early days of the cedar cut- ters to the modern value adding industry of today.
"From the first pioneers of the late '50s and '60s to now, timber has played a major role in everyday life of the Glenreagh community," he said.
The day also will include woodturning demonstrations, wood craft and chainsaw sculpture.