A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
Go to Home Page


Sub-order 1.—Agricultural Occupations

016.—Foresters and Woodmen

Back to List of Occupational Codes

see timber feller.
coppice keeper
as for forester, having general care of coppice; fells woodlands at short intervals to prevent their becoming high forest.
forester ; wood keeper, woodland caretaker
supervises forest workmen (q.v.) and has local charge of forestry operations, of standing timber and of young plantations; directs felling and hauling of trees, examining and lopping standing timber, raising seedlings and transplanting young trees, etc.; keeps records and arranges small sales.
forest foreman
a sub-forester (see forester) in charge of a beat, i.e., part of a forest area.
forest ganger
has charge of gang of forest workers (q.v.); sometimes also takes part in the work.
forest guard
patrols and protects forest land against fire, trespass, etc., under supervision of forest ranger.
forest keeper
see forest ranger.
forest planter
see forest worker.
forest ranger ; forest keeper, wood ranger
patrols woodlands as a protection against fire, trespass, etc.; supervises under-keepers and forest guards (q.v.).
forest worker, forest workman ; forest planter, tree planter, wood grower
prepares ground for planting by clearing and burning, draining, fencing, netting, ploughing; sows tree seed or transplants seedling trees from nursery ground into notches or pits; weeds, beats up, i.e., replaces losses, protects from fire and damage by mammals, birds and insects; thins crops and later fells trees, see timber feller.
tenant of forest holding
a forest worker (q.v.) with holding of less extent than a small holding; works in forest during planting season and on holding during summer, during which period he acts as fire guard, the forest holdings being in or adjoining the forest area.
timber feller, timber faller, timber hewer
axeman, tree feller, wood cutter, wood feller; fells merchantable timber trees in forest or wood, by first hewing a notch with an axe, upon the side to which the tree is to fall, then saws from opposite side (two workers) using a double- handled saw, and inserting wedges after the saw to ease it and guide the felling direction.
timberman (on estate)
as for wood bailiff on estate, generally as foreman; unusual.
tree feller
see timber feller.
tree planter
see forest worker.
is appointed under special statutes to protect the interests of the commoners in the Royal Forests; has judicial powers in connection with encroachment and trespass.
wood bailiff, wood steward, wood warden ; woodward, wood reeve, woodrieve
a forester (q.v.) in charge of forestry operations on an estate; cf. forest foreman.
wood cutter, wood feller
see timber feller.
wood grower
see forest worker.
wood keeper, woodland caretaker
see forester.
as for forest worker, employed in woodlands in protecting the crop, felling and clearing; may be a forest foreman (q.v.)
wood ranger
see forest ranger.
woodreeve, woodrieve, woodward
see wood bailiff.

Back to List of Occupational Codes

From: A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921,
Ministry of Labour, 1927. Digitised by Peter Christian, August, 2016.   This text is in the Public Domain.