When I think of deforestation, I picture the scenes from Fern Gully that show heavy machinery slowly making pulp out of trees, with conveyor belts and chop saws lined everywhere. It turns out that the process is a lot less cinematic but definitely still captivating when you witness it in action. [via]

The video above shows just how quickly deforestation can take place nowadays. With machinery that can cut a tree down, strip it of its bark, and chop it up into pieces in a matter of seconds, it’s no wonder that people are concerned about the rate at which we take advantage of our natural resources.