Adding in time to walk and select trees, up to 1 cord of timber logs can be cut down and cleared of branches in the space of a day. Once the tree is selected, however, an untrained laborer can cut it down; so if the knowledgeable character works with a laborer, up to 3 cords of wood can be cut in a day. This includes hauling the logs to a place where they can be cut or sawed.
Over the course of a year, this will produce 32 cords of wood per acre. A cord is the equivalent of 85 cubic feet of firewood or 1,536 board feet. To produce a cord of cut trees into firewood requires 2 days of untrained labor. Using a handsaw and saw pit, it is possible for two men to cut up to 96 board feet in a day (requires two people, but one can be untrained labor). Using a water or wind-driven saw (mill), up to 1,600 board feet can be cut in a day.
Trees are often moved along water sources to save transport costs.