Cut logs waiting to be loaded and trucked to a chipper or pulp mill.
My neighbor has a major logging project going on in the woods between our place and his. Jo and I can't yet figure out the full extent of the logging he has in mind, but it looks as if it might be extensive. In the past, he's had the same section of woods selectively logged. Only trees suitable for cutting into lumber were harvested. This time, everything is being cut. The logs will go to a pulp or wood chip mill since they're too small for saw logs.
Claw-jawed log loader on trailer.
The loggers began work on Monday. So far, all they've done is clear a swath straight down the hill. We have no idea of the purpose.
This section of woods was heavily damaged during the severe ice storm of January, 2009. None of the timber is suitable for anything except pulp or wood chips. Our neighbor has talked about clearing this wooded area and turning it into another pasture for his cows since it's now "worthless". We fear this logging may be the start of that clearing. Since the land belongs to him, all we can do is lament the loss.