Monthly Archives: April 2018 | Norwood Sawmills

  1. Wood Handling in the Joplin Storm Aftermath

    Wood Handling in the Joplin Storm Aftermath

    It took Joplin, Missouri only thirty-four minutes to lose nearly half of its urban trees during an F-5 tornado that ripped the town apart on May 22, 2011. Nearly a third of the city including homes, businesses, and a major hospital complex were destroyed that night. Century-old trees came crashing down on homes, streets, and miles of power lines, causing further damage and complicating a massive and difficult search-and-rescue effort that lasted...

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  2. Minimal Impact Logging : How to Take the Trees You'll Use Without Damaging the Rest

    Minimal Impact Logging : How to Take the Trees You'll Use Without Damaging the Rest

    Years ago, we had a local logger with a good reputation harvest oak and walnut lumber on our family tree farm in southwest Missouri. The contract provided for an 8% bonus for careful practices that would not damage other growing stock or make ruts on trails. For the first week, I watched with great respect as he dropped the trees precisely where they would do the least damage

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