Streets Paved With Tree Stumps (Apr, 1934)
Streets Paved With Tree Stumps
IN THE borough of Birkenwerder, just north of Berlin, Germany, streets are being paved with round disks of wood cut from the trunks of trees.
A heavy handsaw mounted on the rear of a truck and driven directly by the engine cuts the logs into cylinders at the exact spot they are to be used. Six foot logs are cut from trees in a nearby forest and hauled to the handsaw to be cut into cylinders, all of the same length.
Workmen stack the wood cylinders on end on a previously prepared cement or tar pavement base. The street is then sprinkled with oil to waterproof the wood and prevent excessive expansion from moisture.