After setting up and photographing this scene, it was pointed out to us that the lumberjack wasn’t actually holding a chainsaw – he had a hedge trimmer in his hands! We thought that it wouldn’t make that much difference, at first, but realized that it just wasn’t right.
A short time later, we managed to get a hold of an actual chainsaw, and redid the scene. That’s going to make it a lot easier to cut down the tree!
(You’ll also notice that the lumberjack is holding the saw higher, and up against the tree. The chainsaw is much heavier than the hedge trimmer, and he would have fallen down if he wasn’t leaning on the tree!)