Logging & Tree Felling

  1. The New Science of Harvesting Timber

    Many of us make a living from harvesting trees. We build beautiful furniture, amazing homes, and even produce timber for profit. And now we face questions about whether we’re harming the environment. 

    Rowan Reid asked himself these same questions. He then spent 30 years trying to answer them....

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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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