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Archive for August, 2011

A trip to a sustainable forest…

If you happen to find yourself driving around in central Ontario, in the area just south of Algonquin Park, you absolutely must make the trek to the Haliburton Forest.  I’m fortunate enough that this is about 1/2 hour drive from my parents’ cottage, so we visit from time to time.

So, what’s so great about this place?  This is a privately owned, actively logged, multi-use forest.  As a woodworker it’s pretty easy to limit my interest in the wood that I use at the point of purchase.  I can go a step further and consider whether or not the wood is local or imported, FSC certified, reclaimed and so on but it still leaves a lot out of the picture. (more…)