Harvest at Richardson Memorial Preserve
In February we went out to meet the logger and to get a look at how selective harvesting is done. This land is being harvested for the long-term health of the forest, diversity of habitat for animals, and to open the woods for walking. We also intend to reclaim the field edges where the forest has steadily crept out from the stonewalls, removing fertile ground from production. The stream frontage will provide a beautiful place for walking or fishing and the upland trails offer opportunities for four-season play. Standing at the top of the land and looking out made me catch my breath and be grateful for the opportunity to help take care of this land into the future.