Term: Butt (logging)
The lower part or base of a tree trunk. To butt a tree meant to mark off the lower part to be left standing or discarded in the woods because it would not make good lumber. Same as butt-log. View more information about logging elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
View pictures relating to logging at Wisconsin Historical Images.
[Source: Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. (Madison, 1956).]