Logging the Swamp, Now and Then
February 25, 2015
There's a TV show on discovery these days called "Swamp Loggers". Seems the populace just can't get enough of logging-related reality shows. I guess most folks can't believe how hard a few people in the world still work for a living.
Here's a sample...
The load of "pecky" cypress being loaded is a very unique specialty wood that people either love with a passion, or hate. I'm in the first
Paper Made Here: A Portrait on Paper
February 19, 2015
Pretty straightforward message here today.
North American wood and paper industries are among the most productive, most professional, and environmentally-conscientious companies in the world. Our environmentalist community can take a share of the credit for that last one. It's a great story of when people work together for the right things, good things happen.
So let's give credit where credit
100% Pure Pennsylvania Maple Syrup: A Great Tasting Treat!
February 18, 2015
Spring is coming. Longer days will soon mean warmer temperatures and for pancake lovers everywhere this means maple syrup!
Loggers Work While the Rest of Us Stay Inside
February 16, 2015
Well, the temperature was -8F this morning, which to the best of my memory is the coldest it's gotten here since I moved to Pennsylvania twelve and a half years ago. Feeding the stove last night, I found myself thinking about my timber buddies who would be getting up around 4 am to fire up their trucks and get back at it, after (if they were lucky) a Sunday off for rest.
Which reminded me of
Norway Maple – Invasive Plant in Sheep’s Clothing
February 13, 2015
Many people like Norway maple, but it has some characteristics that make it problematic for forest landowners.