? for group - what do you do/where located
Geary N. Searfoss
gscpa at cp.duluth.mn.us
Tue Feb 4 19:38:53 EST 1997
Larry Caldwell wrote:
> What kind of trees to you grow there in Wisconsin? Do you stick with
> native hardwoods, or have you converted to softwood plantations?
One of my tree farms is planted pine (pinus resinosa) with a few whites
along one side. The other tree farm has a variety of natural stands from
northern hardwoods (hard maple, basswood, oak) to aspen/fir to black ash
in the lowlands.
> I was out thinning and pruning today. The weather here was about 55 degrees,
> and I spent the whole day in a T-shirt working up a pretty good sweat.
> Eat your heart out. :)
I hate to disappoint you but I LOVE winter. I couldn't possibly fathom
living anywhere that doesn't have snow for at least 3 months out of the
year. I like winter so much I lead a group of Boy Scouts into the BWCAW
every January for a five day/four night excursion. We camp in tents and
mover around on snow shoes and skis, pulling our gear in toboggans. I do
have to admit that it's a bit difficult to crawl out of the bag when it's
-39F but I wouldn't trade it for the world!
> Anyway, I started wondering if I was making any money pruning. I've
> heard that the only people who make money off of pruning are the mills,
> since they don't pay a premium for pruned logs. I suppose I'll keep
> doing it, since I'm a few years yet from harvesting any logs. Still,
> I could be sitting on my rear writing stuff to usenet instead of catching
> a record case of poison oak trying to improve my trees. :)
> -- LarryI've always had the same question!
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