When you're burning it's helpful to get above the fires to see where they're at. We're doing a moxum burn, also known as a cylinder burn.
That's Carson, who studied native charcoal burning on a San Juan old growth Gary Oak stand for his masters thesis at the University of Washington School of Forestry.
Sorry that you're looking at Carson's butt. We were sitting 30 ft up on his log truck with the hydrolics extended so we're tilted in the air, and for some reason it just felt weird to stick the camera in his face.
Carson is expressing exactly what we're trying to do here: explore the question of value. What is this product worth to farmers and garders, and what is it's worth to clean our third and fourth growth forests that were missmanaged with clearcutting.
In order to return to an old growth system, our mismanaged forests need to be thinned. A process that would have occured through forest fires doesn't because we live in and near the forest.
Forest restoration needs to happen. For the saftey of our communities and the health of our lands, we need selective thinning that produces large amounts of biomass dropped on the ground, estimated between 20 to 60 yards of material per acre.
How do you incentivize forest restoration? And what do you do with all that dang wood?