Yup, just another day at the office.......I love it!

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    Yes, in that area there are a few old white pine that produce a lot of seedlings. The number of young white oak coming up in most areas of the woods far outnumber the white pine though. It changed from prairie/grassland many decades ago to black oak and jackpine. Now the jackpine are gone and the black oak are thinning so that it's changing to white oak/white pine forest.
     
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    Good morning screw loose. :cheese:


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    HA zap! Yes, that's right! HAHA! And as further proof: 6°F at the moment. Coldest morning so far this season. Heading out into my woodsy office shortly with the top down on my ATV! Vroooom Vrooooom! HAHA!
     
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    Our local mill, Newpage (formerly Mead Paper) filed for bankruptcy a few months ago. It would be a major blow to our area if it closed.

    I talked with a pulp truck driver last week on my way to work who had a load of beech on his rig. I asked him where it was coming from. It was coming from up north and east of here, its all dying from some fungus or something. I asked where it was going, and he said Newpage. they had a contract for 5K cords at.... get this.... $110/cord !!! No wonder these mills are going out of business. They used to be paying about 1/2 that for hardwood pulp a few years ago.

    You can still buy hardwood firewood here for about $75-$85/cord delivered from the logging companies, but not that beech. Beech is some awesome firewood.
     
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    It's been tough for the mills here as well . . . although the mills up in Millinocket/East Millinocket were purchased and restarted recently . . . folks there are also proceding with making something called "torified coal" or something to that effect . . . sounds like it is a coal product that is made out of wood that is supposedly cleaner than normal coal and used in Europe.
     
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    Yes, actually I think the mill that is closing over here is one of their mills.
     
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