Root Wads Rule

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Root Wads Rule

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Root wads rule this time of the year for us. We have been bidding, planning, gearing up and training for our busiest season when water levels and fish activities align to let us do our in-stream work.

Here at Blue Ridge Timber Cutting, root wads will continue to be a signature feature of our fish habitat and stream restoration jobs. When we put big wood in streams to restore natural gravel-building barriers and protection for small fish, we do it without the use of a chainsaw.

Our tree pulling approach leaves the root wads attached to anchor the trees against being swept downstream during high water events. Additionally, when Blue Ridge Timber is done placing the trees, they look like they went down in a wind storm. This an added bonus for stream managers and fish biologists who do not want to spend all of their time explaining why loggers made such a mess.

A root wad remains well in the surrounding timber to assure that the benefits provided by the attached tree in the river is there for years to come.

A root wad remains well in the surrounding timber to assure that the benefits provided by the attached tree in the river is there for years to come.

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