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Man felling tree with chainsaw rescued after getting trapped by falling branch in Northland

A man felling pine trees in Northland was rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped by a falling large branch.

The man, aged in his 40s, was felling old pine trees at a rural property near Dargaville on Tuesday afternoon, when a "sizeable" branch fell on him, an Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesman said.

"When crews arrived the man was still in the tree and Northland firefighters had to work to take him down before he could be treated," the spokesman said.

Pictures from the scene, taken by rescue helicopter crew, show rescuers working up ladders to bring the man down from the tree in the dark.

The man was treated by rescue helicopter crew following a "delicate extraction" and flown to Whangārei Base Hospital with moderate injuries.

A spokeswoman for St John said paramedics also responded to the address on Hoyle Rd, Arapohue at 5.29pm.