I’ve been pleasantly surprised and impressed with the care and precision of the loggers – especially after seeing the huge equipment they use. We have heard the horror stories of logging. How they tear up everything in sight, cut down all the trees and generally have no regard for the land or anything on it. I am happy to say that has not been our experience at all. We marked the trees – and even stumps – we wanted to keep and the logging crew has been very conscientious about avoiding them.
We don’t have very many obstacles to work around, but they have managed to avoid the ones we do have. I watched as they moved this load of logs, and frankly I figured the fence was coming down for sure.
The equipment is so big the logs look like pick-up sticks (does anyone else remember that game?) but they operate with precision.
And they never touched the fence.
I’ve also been pleased to learn that they use up just about every part of every tree. After they take the big logs out they gather up all the treetops, limbs and stumps into these big “slash” piles. All this used to go to waste – it was either burned or buried in a big hole.
When they are done with the rest of the logging, a chipper comes and chips up all the slash and the wood chips are used to fuel a local co-generation plant.