August 26, 2015

Repurposing Felled Trees at My Farm

Recycling felled trees into valuable, usable lumber is always a good thing, and is one of my priorities on my farm.

Dominic Arena, who works at my farm, keeps his hydraulic Wood-Mizer sawmill on one of my back fields. Dominic enjoys lumbering, but he also shares my passion for recycling and repurposing as many natural resources as possible. I feel sad whenever I lose a tree, but it is comforting to know the high-quality wood from that tree gets reused in many ways - first as lumber for stakes and other building materials, then as compost for my garden beds, and finally as mulch or firewood.

Dominic was at the sawmill controls yesterday, making good quality wooden stakes from a felled ash tree - here are some photos from that process.