Burlington Electric Department’s forestry team regularly visits the landowners we purchase wood from to ensure they are harvesting sustainably. Approximately half of all new forest growth in Vermont is unharvested so that it can continue to provide additional forest cover.
We recently visited one such forest in Washington County and took the following photos of the great our team and our Vermont partners do all year.
Only the trees marked with blue paint are slated to be harvested right now.
Approximately half of all new forest growth in Vermont is unharvested so that it can continue to provide additional forest cover.
Chief Forester Betsy Lesnikoski shows off new pine growth that is already coming up.
(left to right) BED’s Betsy Lesnikoski and Seth Clifford discuss plans with consulting forester Alan Thompson.
Tree tops piled up and ready to be chipped.
The chipper gets to work.
This is a cool shot. The darker tree on the left is actually dead. However, it is preserved for wildlife to use as shelter and nesting areas.
The supervisor looks on to ensure everything is sustainably harvested for the future health of our forests and wildlife.
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