So I took my two grandsons to a local municipal playground yesterday.
After playing on the swings and slides and teeter-tooters and .... and
watching a bit of a little league game, and going to the "potty" 5
times, etc. they decided they wanted to walk through the woods
surrounding the playground and part of the municipal park. So we go
walking along the paths and come across various trees that had fallen
across the path during the winter or spring. These had been cut uo to
clear the path. This finally caused me to notice that I was walking
through a large (couple of hundred acre) cherry forest. Many of these
trees were upwards of 24" diameter and quite tall before branching
out. There was some other hardwoods, including walnut, hickory and
maple, but I would estimate that at least 80% were cherry.
Unfortunately, these will never become lumber for our shops, but I was
certainly dreaming about it :)
The township maintenence/road crew clears the paths. They just hack the trees
so that the path is clear. Between it being a park (with the greenies adamant
that no logging occur) and it being steeply hilly with no roads (no bikes, 4
wheelers, motorcycles, etc. allowed), I don't think you would get much more
than a few bowl blanks out.
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