Promoting and preserving Maine's sporting heritage and wildlife
Summer 2015 Harvest
Processor cuts the tree from the stump, removes the limbs in the woods and cuts the stem to the appropriate lenths. The stems are then piled alongside the trail for pick up by the Forwarder.
Oaks and smaller diameter white pine trees were left to grow larger and provide seed for the next generation of trees to grow on the site.
Forwarder follows the trails cut by the Processor, picks up the logs and carries them out of the woods to the landing where they are unloaded to await the trucks that will take them to the mill. While in the woods, the forwarder runs over the bed of limbs which helps lessen the impact of the machine on the soil.
Much of the wood being cut will go into either fir studwood or fir pulpwood, depending on the amount of rot in the stem.