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Definition: The butt of a tree is the bottom part of a tree and butt is distinct from a trees branches and roots. Butt is often referred to by loggers as the bottom part of a felled tree. The butt log is that portion of a felled tree from the base cut to the first bucking or cutting position.
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A logger nearly always starts at the butt or base of the tree for his initial cut.
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