Forest Products: Hard Maple Flooring
|American hophornbeam for fencing|
I have posted on more than one occasion, regarding the felling of trees, bucking and splitting to produce wood fuel, and chipping to produce mulch. There is also American hophornbeam (aka ironwood, see under “Trees” on the Plants & Animals page) growing on the homestead, which makes great fence posts; I have perhaps 15 to 20 such posts air drying now. Hophornbeam can also be used to make long bows and re-curve bows, which I intend to attempt in the future. Of course maple syrup is another forest product, and one we intend to expand our production of in the spring of 2015. And the list goes on.