Harvested Timber Area
This section of the woodlands was harvested for the timber in 1997. The bulk of the logging was done on pine trees. The harvested area was replanted in Spring of 1999 with close to 12,000 loblolly pines which are native to Southern Maryland. The entire operation was done with the help of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The growing and harvesting of timber/lumber is a very viable alternative to conventional farming in the area.
Part of the cleared/harvested area will be kept clear and possibly have a small pond added as a enhancement for a wildlife habitat area. One of the main attractions for wildlife in this area is a supply of fresh water. Lots of water in area but almost all the streams and such are too salty to support the normal wildlife.
The next harvest of trees will probably not be done for another 12 to 15 years and will be some of the hardwood trees.
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Contact Mary Ida Rolape via email or telephone 301-769-3179