Does it make a noise?
The lumberjack (tree cutter) yells “timber” to let others nearby know that a tree is felling. This was particularly important in early days when tree cutting saws were powered by a man on each end of the saw.
No noise was engendered by their sweat. In the great. They yelled because they were warning other about the impending fall. they yelled timber because. Timber is a word we use for milled wood. Lumber jacks cut down trees which were then milled and turned into timber. When the tree fell it was no longer a tree in their eyes but"TIMBER!" Just my opinion but it makes sense to me! I yell"COMPOST!". Mar 07, I suppose that people cutting down trees have shouted some kind of warning for thousands of years, but the cry “Timber!” in particular must be of relatively recent vintage, because the earliest occurrence of this particular use of the word found in print (so far) was in (“Timber-r-r!
the long-drawn melodious warning call of the sawyers in a lumber camp when a tree is about to fall”. Do Lumberjacks actually say timber? Timber! That’s the call of warning you hear before a tree falls. That’s because those lumberjacks are going to use the tree to make timber, otherwise known as “lumber” or the wood used for construction.
But the timbers he’s talking about are actually the boards and planks used to build the frame of a ship. Feb 06, why do we say timber when a tree falls Either one makes sense: he is creating timber, but he wants to send an alarm that a tree is falling (“timbre” means “bell” or “alarm” in Spanish).
One may also ask, why do loggers yell timber? When they were using hand saws and it took MANY people to cut down a grove of trees, Timber. was a safety word used like “four” in golf. It was the final warning for people to look out for a falling tree. Oct 21, Timber harvest meets a wide range of forest objectives beyond just wood.
Why should we love to cut down a tree? Here are 10 reasons. First, we all use wood. A lot of wood. At least four to five pounds every day.
This is a good thing. Managed forests grow wood forever, and we currently grow far more wood than we use.