Underwater Logging (was Ice storm...)
dianaros at vianet.on.ca
Mon Jan 19 21:10:41 EST 1998
In Ontario and Quebec, log salvage on a small scale is not new. The impetus
is $ return on salvage operation.
Many logs are left on landings (and for older operations in the water)
because the recovery cost is more than can be gained by delivery to mill
I have 12,500 (more or less) Red Pine on the stump that no one is willing to
cut and haul. The consequence is spindly growth and uneven growth patterns.
The result is a forest that is not friendly to animal or fowl and poor
growth threatens the forest as well.
ForestFair wrote in message
<19980119190600.OAA02012 at ladder01.news.aol.com>...
>Karl kmorrisd at aol.com (KMorrisD) wrote on Jan. 19:
>I had an interesting conversation yesterday with a local history buff about
>ice storm. He said that following the 1938 hurricane that hit central and
>western Massachusetts, cut timber was stored in local ponds to prevent
>The logs that sunk were retrieved up to years later as the ponds were not
>deep. Can you imagine trying to do something practical and common sensical
>like this today?!
>I can believe it! There was a short segment on the Discovery Channel 2-3
>months ago describing a current log salvage operation in one of the Great
>Lakes. Very old logs are being brought up from the deep and milled into
>lumber. They are able to get some unusually wide boards, plus some woods
>aren't widely available now. I think chestnut was among them. The cold
>temperatures at the lake bottom helped to preserve them.
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