Friday, December 31, 2010
Commercially, they were good only for firewood, but they had to come out as part of a sustainable forest management plan to allow younger, better quality trees room to grow.
With the assistance of a forestry technician friend and his team of horses, I was able to get the trees out and home to my sawmill. There was a lot of internal rot but I was able to salvage some solid wood which will be used in a variety of projects.
This fall, I began using some of this wood in preparation for the Christmas gift season. I'm happy to say that parts of these old trees are now one-of-a-kind cutting boards, salad lifters and chef's helpers rather than being tossed into the stove.
Maybe some of the lumber will be used in my next table or desk.