Bryant RedHawk wrote:Clear cut land is some of the most affordable normally. It makes perfect sense to buy it up and restore it to something better than it ever was in recent history.
Usually I find listings for this type of land at thousands less per acre than untouched land and with the "blank slate" you don't have to worry about any disturbance you do because the major disturbance has been done.
You now become the painter of the landscape and permaculture is the perfect model for good, solid restoration or reclamation.
Michael Adams wrote:I agree with most things that have been said about a logged site. However, it's apparent that the forest is now really struggling with the new machinery and modern harvesters being used. The harvesters alone are almost comparable to a military tank. I still have some unaddressed 10 year ruts on my land from the previous owner's cut that are 3' deep and barely growing weeds. I do feel that clearcutting has turned into a runaway train, timber companies are making very fast money due to the speed of harvests being completed with these admittedly incredible machines.. Meanwhile the soil is completely traumatized alongside the water table and wildlife.
I applaud people who see this as an opportunity to restore, but the practice to which it got to that place has become deplorable to the point of being criminal in my opinion. These 'opportunities' should not be condoned.