Update from the Depths of the Winter Woods

At this time of year it’s sometimes hard to image how we continue to work in the woods during frigid temperatures. But did you know that cold winters are often the best time of year to harvest wood in your woodlot? The frost in the ground helps minimize disturbance in soils and snow can protect advanced regeneration. Not to mention that certain species like white pine are less susceptible to staining in lumber, giving you more time to get it to the mill. Now pull on your coveralls and get out there - just be sure to watch for bear dens!

Thanks to WWSC board member, Murray Crouse for sharing some of the work he’s done this winter in the photos below.

Mary Jane Rodger