Sawlogs to Firewood

April 11, 2017

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST

Oh how I wish logs weren’t so heavy and they could float to the nearest mill for sawing. I watched a beautiful 20 inch, 16 foot red oak log be cut up into firewood lengths when it could have made some beautiful wood and lasted many decades. I can’t say I blame any one in particular for this occurring, but just the lack of accessible or conveniently located wood products markets perhaps.

May the forest be with you,

Ryan Trapani

Executive Director

Catskill Forest Association