Logging

UMD and NRRI Researcher Matt Aro on Thermally-Modified Wood

Jan 12, 2021
https://www.nrri.umn.edu/research-groups/materials-and-bioeconomy/market-oriented-wood-technology/thermally-modified-wood

The Star Tribune recently reported on new uses for dead ash, fir and tamarack trees.  Larch beetles, caterpillars and other invasive insects have killed more than 200,000 acres of balsam fir in Minnesota and half of the state’s tamarack trees.

The dead trees left behind don’t currently have a use – and could be a fire hazard. 

Leah Lemm

From producer Leah Lemm on this week's Northern Voices:  Celebrating Ties to MN's Northland:

Marco Good went out on his own many years ago to live more simply and to learn the old logging style using horses. He’s done a lot, and now he passes along the knowledge he’s learned. We’ll hear a little about his journey into logging but also reflections on what he’s learned.