WIND-DRIVEN LOGGING ON WOOD PRAIRIE FAMILY FARM. Thanks to Climate Change, here in Northern Maine we’re experiencing higher winds than what we used to get.
Last Summer a powerful storm brought down area trees. Then a more recent Winter storm blew down additional trees including a big ‘Popple’ (Quaking Aspen) which narrowly missed our electric lines but did snag our telephone landlines.
Until that foot-deep snow storm arrived a week ago, we’d had less snow pack than normal. So, we decided it was a good opportunity to cut down big trees located near buildings and power lines, ones which could cause trouble if they blew over.
In this photo Caleb (inside the ‘Case 125’ Excavator cab) and Justin work together to twitch out logs. The Excavator came in handy for convincing any leaning trees to fall out-of-harm’s-way, away from structures and power lines.
We’ve cut about 40 cords of semi-tree length Popple which is headed to a Maine mill to be chipped up and made into paper. Caleb, Megan & Jim