Woods to Mill

This winter, I observed what might be the most interesting and innovative timber harvesting system to be tried in the Appalachians in the last three decades: The cable assist/tethered logging system that was started in New Zealand and has proven successful in steep, rugged terrain in the western U.S.

Before I decided to do a blog on video conferencing, a Western Region member sent me this link:

The natural world adapts in the face of change, and so does the University of Minnesota’s Department of Forest Resources. COVID-19 has literally transformed overnight how we are approaching our teaching, research and outreach mission.
Last month, I wrote about the challenges of logging capacity. If you haven’t read Are We Playing Musical Chairs with Logging Capacity (And If We Are, What Happens?), you might want to before reading further.
This week, the forest products industry celebrates two holidays of great importance: Earth Day which was yesterday, April 22nd, and Arbor Day which is tomorrow, April 24th.
Here at TEAM Safe Trucking, we are constantly working to deliver for those who continue to deliver for us, and our industry. As a country, we have been blindsided by this very dangerous virus known as COVID-19, which has turned how we work and live upside down.
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