February 8, 2013

Clearing the Woods of Many, Many Fallen Trees

It's been more than three months since the awful Hurricane Sandy.  Although I was fortunate to have only minimal structural damage at the farm, countless beautiful trees were snapped like toothpicks or were yanked right out of the ground.  My grounds crew has been working tirelessly clearing the woods of this tangled mess.  Tree branches are being chipped and the wood chips are broadcast right back into the woods for decomposition.  Desirable tree trunks are cut up for lumbering and rotten or irregular trunks are being reserved for the tub grinder, eventually becoming compost.  It really saddens me to lose so many trees, but at least they're being put to good use!