Land’s Sake provides a model for small-scale sustainable forestry. Working with the Weston Conservation Commission, each year we rotationally harvest cordwood from Weston conservation land. Most recently we have been treating a series of 10 to 12 acre woodlots in the Sears Forest culling damaged or unhealthy oak, red maple, and birch trees. What remain are stronger, straighter and more commercially valuable trees which will continue to grow for another 10-15 years before they are either culled or harvested. By staggering the cuts, we allow for the continuation of the forest’s canopy and other ecologically beneficial aspects. This is a more intensive and costly way to produce forest products, but results in a more resilient and ecologically diverse forest. Land’s Sake is committed to these principles of sound environmental management.
We frequently bring young people into the forest to learn about history and environmental science to see the practical expression of our ecologically responsible forestry by partnering with local colleges and high schools in long-term management studies to promote sutainable land management.
For more information about our forestry program or information about how to purchase firewood or other forest products from Land's Sake, please contact the office at 781.893.1162.