Stump to Sticker

Our first Stump to Sticker class taught by instructor Nick Zandstra of Topsham was a huge success! Over 2 days they walked the woods, talked about sustainable and low-impact forest management techniques, learned how to fell trees and haul them out of the woods by hand (using a hand arch), and mill the wood using a portable WoodMizer sawmill. The two trees which were harvested (a hemlock and a yellow birch) will be used in upcoming Yestermorrow class projects, and a few of the hemlock pieces have already found their way into the timberframe which we raised last weekend as rafters. In this photo one of the students tries to lift the log using the leverage of the arch.