By: The Working Forest Staff
Crews have begun logging wood burned by the Gustafsen wildfire which burned near 100 Mile House, B.C., earlier this summer. A local news site, 100 Mile Free Press, reports that a local logging contractor, Rod Dillman, is the first to begin harvesting in the Gustafsen fire area.
Mike Kennedy, woodlands manager with Norbord, which operates a mill in the area, says much of the wood is still intact under the bark. “Fire intensity was not uniform across the landscape, so in many places, trees were scorched on the bark only with minimal damage to the underlying wood. Entire trees are not necessarily affected, with more damage occurring in the bottom portion. It is often possible to buck this out with log processors at the roadside,” he explains.
For more details about harvesting this burned area, read the full article here.