Stumpage Prices

10/18/2017 After nearly two years of abnormally wet weather we finally had a couple months of drier weather.  Loggers were able to get in the woods and get some wood to the mill.  While most …

A salt lick stump?

Here’s a strange looking stump. The soil was removed from around the roots, leaving the roots exposed. How did it happen?  I’m not sure, but I suspect someone put a a salt block on it, …

A hungry tree

This tree germinated under the ledge of a rock outcrop. As it grew, the tree had to accommodate the outcrop. Now it looks like a hungry tree trying to take a bite out of the …

Rot

Rot is everywhere in the woods, and we often don’t notice it.  Here are some pretty mushrooms and lichens. This red oak snapped off in a storm.  It’s nothing but a thin veneer of sound …

Tree Frog on a Milkweed

Paul and I were marking a timber sale in Juneau County, near New Lisbon.  The landowner built several small ponds on the property.  Not only do the amphibians like the ponds, but Anja the forestry …

Spring is in the Air

The recent warm weather is making it feel like spring. I found deer ticks on Anja the forestry dog, and a birder told me he saw a red winged blackbird. The plants are getting into …

A Windmill Farm

I was working on setting up a timber sale in the bottomlands of the Black River, and got a real kick out of this windmill farm on the way.  

KWC Forester Thomas Wyse

Thomas Wyse has a B.S. in Forestry from Michigan Technological University, and an M.S. from Ohio State in Natural Resources. He has worked as a full time professional forester since 2004 in Western Washington, Northern …