Eucalyptus trees, having a diameter of 55 to 60 cm, located in a stream bed which is used as flooding zone, were harvested in South Africa. This measure was on the authority of the state of South Africa aiming at an unobstructed spreading of water in case of flood. Although eucalyptus is one of the hardest types of wood, the harvest was successfully conducted by using the tree cutter Woodcracker C550.
The maintenance of orange plantations was discovered as a further operational area for the Woodcracker. The wide-area plantations are divided by avenues of pine trees, which serve as a windbreak and erosion protection. After the pines gain a certain height, they become too shady and use too much valuable water.