Martha King takes on the world

The reigning U.S. Women’s Division Champion "Lumberjill," Chadds Ford’s own Martha King, is heading to Austria to compete in the first-ever international STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Women’s event – the International Women’s Cup.

King will go up against eight other women for the title of the best woman lumberjack in the world. And this time the event will be shown live on YouTube and Facebook. It will air at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 27. The YouTube link is

And she’s going for a three-peat later this summer when she’ll compete in the STIHL Timbersports U.S. Championship in Little Rock, Ark. She won the women’s national championship last summer and earned an appearance on the Kelly and Ryan show. She also took the national title in 2019. COVID knocked out the competition in 2020.

King is the daughter of Rob and Katharine King who own and operate Chadds Ford Tree Service and Martha said a lot of her training comes from working with the family business.

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.



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