Tree harvest – Edward D. Vock Conservation Area

Lots of tree branches spread all over the place help the earth below.

Lots of tree branches spread all over the place help the earth below.

 

This shot of the tree thinning looking north is clear evidence of a forester and tree steward that know what they are doing.

This shot of the tree thinning looking north is clear evidence of a forester and tree steward that know what they are doing.

Snow cover provided a layer of protection to the ground below.

Snow cover provided a layer of protection to the ground below.

The view from Jackson Schoolhouse Road.

The view from Jackson Schoolhouse Road.

Logs aplenty

Hard to imagine, but this tree is over a hundred years old. Each "ring" of growth is one year of growth. From a seedling that started around 1913 or so, this tree did really well in the forest that Edward D. Vock built.

Hard to imagine, but this tree is over a hundred years old. Each “ring” of growth is one year of growth. From a seedling that started around 1913 or so, this tree did really well in the forest that Edward D. Vock built.

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Hardwoods - oak mostly - get hauled into a pile.

Hardwoods – oak mostly – get hauled into a pile.

Fascinating to watch

December 19, 2013 was the start of the tree thinning on the Edward D. Vock Conservation Area.

December 19, 2013 was the start of the tree thinning on the Edward D. Vock Conservation Area.

This shot of the tree thinning looking north is clear evidence of a forester and tree steward that know what they are doing.

This shot of the tree thinning looking north is clear evidence of a forester and tree steward that know what they are doing.