Forest Enterprises of the Adirondacks
238 pages, 181 photos of men and equipment at work
This book makes the point that forestry and timber harvesting are important to small businesses in our communities, but fewer people realize this today because they don’t have the same presence as businesses on Main Street. Forestry is all around us if we are willing to take a look. Learn what loggers do in they day to day work. See how these small businesses specialize to different niches. Learn the names of different pieces of equipment. View photos of creative problem solving in action.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: At Work in the Woods
Their note elves, but they are hard at work out there every day.
Chapter 2: Stumped
Each stump is a reminder of past and future benefits from the forest
Chapter 3: Good Fellers
The Levi Family strives for efficiency amid labor shortages and tight margins
Chapter 4: Rustification
Francis VanAlstine uses old equipment to work on the forest of the Adirondack elite.
Chapter 5: North lake Legacy
Bruce and Ted Koenig pass on back woods know how to Ted’s son Eric
Chapter 6: Forwarder Thinking
Tom Donnelly looks into the future supply and adopts a new mix of equipment
Chapter 7: Destined to Flail
Paul Mitchell solves the mystery of how to make money from unwanted trees.
Chapter 8: Wood is Wonderful
Bob Coscomb Jr. embraces his heritage in a part time forest enterprise
Chapter 9: Living on the (Woods’) Edge
Tom Bartiss combines thrifty utilization with low impact techniques
Chapter 10: Vertical Integration & Farm Work Emancipation
Brothers Bill and Tim O’Brien convert a dairy fam into a family forest operation
A capstone look at forest enterprises
Learn what loggers do in they day to day work. See how these small businesses specialize to different niches. Learn the names of different pieces of equ