Woodlot & Forestry Activities - Haldimand & Area Woodlot Owners

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Haldimand & Area Woodlot Owners
Association AGM 2012
Prepared by, Michael Kott
Shitake Mushroom Update
 Inoculated
white oak logs
 Second year harvesting
 Four Crops in 2012 (thus far)
 Average yield per harvest on a bush cord 1 - 2
pounds
 Tastes great with steak
Firewood & Saw log Harvesting
(aspects for consideration during personal or commercial harvest)
Training
 PPE
(personal protective equipment)
 Chain Saw Operators cert.
 Practical experience
 Machinery expertise
Firewood & Saw log Harvesting
(aspects for consideration during personal or commercial harvest)
Seasonal Conditions & Site Impact
 Winter
Harvest (personal preference)
 Dry or frozen conditions
 High Land or Low Land harvest
 Vegetative destruction /Collateral Damage
 Damning
Firewood & Saw log Harvesting
(aspects for consideration during personal or commercial harvest)
Productivity & Safety
 Time
allotment
 Volume/Quantity/Capability
 Travel & location
 Woodlot physical characteristics
• Basal Area
• Stand height & Size
Portable Sawmill Operations
(Can you guess what species of tree this pictures from? Hint: it’s very hard.
 Harvest
to board
 Stacking
 Air Drying
 End-uses
Portable Sawmill Operations
Can you guess what species of wood this blanket box is made of? Hint: It isn't pine.
Finished Product!
“Thank you”
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