Anderson Timber Harvesting Company clears timber for Massachusetts Divisions of Fisheries and Wildlife

4-Cat545C-skidder-Kevin1by Joe Parzych

The Anderson Timber Harvesting Company, run by founder Mitch Anderson, clear-cut over 209 acres of the Montague Plains while leaving a select number of trees to reseed the land. According to Habitat Biologist Brian Holt Hawthorne of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, they want it to return that land to what it was before it was cleared by early farmers. Additionally, the state is hoping to clear another section of property that belongs to the Burek family of Montague, an area that is landlocked by state-owned land. The Burek land is composed of several lots. [Read more…]

Mid-Atlantic Logging and Biomass Expo featured harvesting and chipping equipment geared for the biomass fuel market

September-26-0521by Jon M. Casey

For the timber industry professionals who were looking for the latest in timber handling and chipping equipment, the Mid-Atlantic Logging and Biomass Expo in Selma/Smithfield, NC, held on September 24 and 25 gave them an opportunity to see equipment in action. With chipping and timber-handling equipment demonstrations taking place regularly during the two-day event, and with sunny, autumn-like weather providing the perfect backdrop, attendees could compare and contrast equipment from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers. For exhibitor and attendee alike, the expo’s primary focus ultimately pointed to biomass fuel production. [Read more…]