7 Lakes Alliance is working with foresters from Two Trees Forestry, a
Winthrop based consultancy, to plan and administer a selective timber
harvest on 7 Lakes land this summer. The goal is to improve the growing
conditions for the woodlot’s best oak, pine, and sugar maple, as well as
diversifying wildlife habitat through patch cuts. We will focus on practices
that produce conservation benefits.
This timber harvest was deemed appropriate due to the lack of significant
riparian features or unique wildlife habitats, the minimal recreational use
of the land, and the well-drained and stable soils, as well as the site’s excellent
potential to grow valuable, high-quality forest products. This is a great opportunity to serve as an exemplar of what quality forest management
and exceptional logging can look like. We will offer discussions on how landowners might modify their harvest plans to better protect soil and water resources, wildlife habitats, and cultural features.
Two Trees Forestry and 7 Lakes Alliance will lead public tours of the
harvest once the project gets underway, date and time TBA; we welcome
all to attend and join the conversation.
— Jon Doty, Two Trees Forestry