Archives for March 2014

How to Use the Entire Tree When Salvaging Wood and Cutting Lumber

First of all, when it comes to using the entire tree, you can trust nature to waste nothing. Eons before the first axe took a bite out of a tree, the nutrients and organic material in dead trees returned to enrich and build up the soil. Along the way, the tree provided habitat to cavity […]

Sustainable Forest Management

“A young man,” the saying goes, “plants turnips.  An old man plants trees.” As I get on in my years (I’m pushing 60), the idea of leaving behind a legacy becomes more important. Few legacies last longer and affect more people than trees. If you are lucky enough to have a woodlot, you probably have […]