Friday, June 25, 2010

Windfall Forestry - the best in local lumber production

Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Windfall Forest is a small family run sustainable forestry and milling operation on the outskirts of Port Townsend. Robin McKann and his family have set up a very impressive operation. Theirs is a multi-part operation - part of a carbon offset program (NW Neutral), part a certified felling and lumber preparation (FSC certified forestry); part furniture making.

The thing that really impressed me was the quality of the wood they are producing and the deep care and concern they show for the forest. Matthias's knowledge of the woodland - the interaction of all the different parts of a forest that make a healthy forest, differences in growth rates of healthy and less healthy trees and more was willingly shared. I'm planning to go back and buy wood from them soon. Plus get another lesson on forestry.

I'd strongly recommend checking out the McKann's if you are looking to buy lumber locally.

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