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  • 1. Mark Brickman  |  July 6, 2009 at 9:40 am

    How she goin’?
    My name is Mark Brickman,I’m a logger in the U.P of Michigan.I’ve been at it for 32 yr’s.
    I’ve been learning alot of different thing’s in the past 5 yr’s .My outlook on logging and life are changing dramatically.
    I don’t appreciate “in the box indusrty” a tall.I’m really seeing the drastic impact it really has on our world.I can’t totally change it.But I can set a good example.
    It does’nt make any sense to take mechanized logging equipment and devastate the wood’s and when you look at the meer pitance the mill’s are paying for the raw forest product’s delivered to the mill,as compared to the “out of the box” spec’s and prices .Unbelievable.
    Anyway,what I am really inquiring about is ,I am trying to learn more about finished wood product’s especially the crotch wood.
    What are all the different uses for crotch wood?

    Thank You kindly ,appreciate your time and have a great day,Mark

    • 2. David Wilsey  |  October 9, 2009 at 8:20 am

      Mark, it’s going well. For some reason I did not see this comment of yours until now and I apologize for not responding when you made it. I’m going to forward your question to another forester at UMN who works with character wood on a regular basis. I think she might have some good thoughts for you. In the meantime, check out the “NTFP” content in the tag cloud by clicking on the word NTFP among the many others. That takes you to all the postings that relate to NTFPs, and in February there was one specifically about character wood.
      To summarize:
      Characterwood post

      Take care and best of luck.

      Dave Wilsey


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