Blowing in the Wind: Salvaging White Pine from Blowdowns

Where were you when the winds began to blow on July 15, 1995? If you were out in the woods in some sections of Vermont, you would have been treated to an unforgettable, and unnerving experience: inky black clouds overran the sky, strong winds roared, and almost instantaneously, some fairly large patches of trees crashed to the ground. Media reports following the storm concentrated on power outages and damage to buildings. Little, if any, mention was made of the havoc the storm played in the woods.

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