Monday, February 20, 2017

Road Work For Thinning

We are getting started on road work for the thinning of sixteen year old loblolly pines.

Fun in the Forest

We had a great time in the forest this weekend exploring a new parcel of property
we have been blessed to purchase.  The Grandchildren had fun hiking, climbing trees, catching salamanders and frogs. 

Our youngest granddaughter is a daredevil.  "Who needs an amusement park when you have a forest?"

No better way to spend an early spring day than hiking in the woods!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tree Planting for the Future

Today we finished planting our newest parcel in Mountain Longleaf Pines.  I may not see these trees to poles but someone one day will enjoy walking through this forest and hear the breeze blowing through the needles.  In longleaf pines you can hear a special noise that comes from the breeze in a mature stand of mountain longleaf pines.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Split Fence From Trees on Property

Landscaping entrance to our property

Lots more work to do but this past Saturday my wife and I worked on our fence.  We had an old dead red cedar on this place that came down when we did a prescribed burn here preparing for longleaf pines to be planted.  The tree was almost all heart and it was a good size.  I cut the pieces about 10 to 11 feet long then used two wedges and a maul to split the logs.  It took lots of work but it was refreshing to get out on a warm February day and work hard.