The modern sport of woodchopping is said to have had it’s origin in 1870 in Ulverston, Tasmania as the result of a £25 bet between two axemen as to who would be the first to fell a tree.
The timber for competition is all grown in the NSW far south coast town of Eden. Each axe costs between $600 and $700. The competitors on Day 1 were all wearing volleys!
Check out our Easter Show and Tell podcast with legendary Woodchopping and Sawing arena announcer Neil Stuart.