Dec. 3: Nails in Trees Pose Threat to Forestry Workers
An unknown protester posted signs warning forestry workers that a number of trees in the Roche Lake area were spiked with nails of various sizes in an effort to keep them from falling the trees. The steel nails create a safety hazard for workers. If a chainsaw hits a hard object like a nail, the chain could fly off and hurt the worker. And in the sawmill, nails can cause the high-speed saw blades to explode.