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   Group Forum: Photography in the BWCA
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03/29/2019 05:21PM
video of thinning a school forest in Southern Kettle Moraine

Out hiking around and stopped to watch some forestry in action.

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03/29/2019 07:07PM
so, that's cool do they just leave the branches on the forest floor to decompose?
03/29/2019 09:45PM
It's a school forest among a bunch planted in the 1960's. Thinning is a yearly occurrence, and larger wood harvests also done in a similar way but a longer time frame. Yes the branches and small saplings are cut and dropped in the access rows to decompose. It does not take many years. I have made regular visits since the late 70's and it always is interesting. Especially the changes in machinery used.
5 years ago some major harvesting was done with Ponsse equipment.

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