Video: Mechanical Harvesting in the Catskills

Chris Tcimpidis - President & Forester of Bevan Forestry - has found a market for "low grade timber" in Sullivan County that uses mechanical harvesting. Technology keeps marching forward and can save valuable labor costs making the impossible, more feasible. In this case, it is being used to harvest the poorer quality trees so that more sunlight can invigorate the better quality trees. Hopefully, low grade markets will spread throughout the Catskills which would offer not only more wood products to choose from, but also more opportunities to improve forest-land that currently is too expensive for most.

"From the Forest" - created by Catskill Forest Association - aims to connect individuals to their woodlands by learning from those who make their living From the Forest. We will cover a wide variety of forest-related topics: woodland wildlife; timber management; maple sugaring; forest industry; forest edibles; hunting; fishing; forest politics; forest health; silviculture; & more. Really anything that's From the Forest.