Stepping Back in Pine
While completing a harvest audit this week, Westwind staff stopped at an old J.R. Booth log pile. The pine logs would have been harvested in 1910 or even earlier. Pine logging was a very important part of the history of this area but also lead to the degraded forests that we are left with today. The biggest and best pine were removed from the forest with little regard for sustainability.
Today, we aim to remove the worst trees first in order to improve our forests overtime. Harvest audits, like the one done this week, ensure that harvesting operations are not leaving too much damage on remaining trees or on the landscape itself. Learn more about what we are doing to ensure our forest is managed in an environmentally sustainable way by clicking here.