Caring for the woods and lumbering sustainable timber.
Severe erosion can be a by-product of industrial clear-cut tree farming. With environmental damage like that, no wonder many people concerned about forests practically cringe when they hear the word "timbering". But in forestry management, the choice doesn't always have to be between total destruction and no tree harvesting at all.
PHOTO: GERALD MYERS
Wholistic foresters decide what action to take depending on the needs of an individual site. Here, two men build contour wattles to help stem erosion damage caused by timbering.