Charcoal Burning

There are some villages in Romania where people make their living from charcoal burning. This craft is slowly vanishing due to its negative impact on the environment.

            Charcoal burners use simple tools and traditional methods inherited from their ancestors though working condition are less harsh nowadays. At the forest border, the workers put 150-250 cubic meters of wood into piles, which burn out in about 1 month, and in a good case, 15 tons of coal is produced.