Your Martin's Lumber Experience
Take a guided woods walk with tree farm owner Gary Martin
to identify some regionally common trees and understand the issues that
guide him as he manages his woodlot for greatests sustainability. He'll
explain the basics of selective cutting, telling how he uses trees culled
to encourage growth of healthier trees. The goal is always, sustainability
of the woodlands. Walks are tailored to guest mobliity, interest and
time, ranging from a short jaunt over even terrain (about 0.2 mile over
nearly level and fairly smooth terrain), and may be eliminated if guest
a log being sawn and edged, and learn how a sawyer saws the most possible
board feet out of a given log, or selects the perfect log for the product
he plans to saw, be it 2 x 4s, live-edge siding, bar tops, columns,
or some custom order. Learn how all byproducts of the mill are put to
use, another building block of sustainability.
Heritage Logging Equipment
your knowledge of logging implements used in days of yore, and see Martins'
forge, where Gary creates new pieces.