Had I not known, I would never have pegged this photo as Ireland. It looks great in B&W!
Thank you.It's not 5 miles from my front door.The largest landowner by far is the State here. And by far the largest crop they grow is softwood timber. Here in the two islands we have growth well beyond the average for timber.Me I disagree with their policy for they will plant very near houses which in winter means they become darkened caves.
More than half of Arkansas is timber and more than half of that is owned by individuals. My husband is a forester by education and I know if managed properly, it can be a good crop... especially pine (which I'm thinking can be cut every ten years?) Here's an interesting link: http://www.arfb.com/pages/arkansas-agriculture/commodity-corner/forestry/
My comment is for here, and particularly that ridge. Where I am is just down from the top line of a ridge with left being up and south while right down and north. And to my right, not 20 feet away the ridge falls of very steeply. But at the bottom on the flat are quite a few homes that before this forest would have light 12 months of the year. But since the growth of the trees the houses are in needless darkness in the winter. You see they could plant native hardwoods that would loose the canopy. But in general the business model makes little sense because of you and your output. And also that each acre is an average of €9200 ($11,000), and this land about $9000ishy.
I like the photo! I agree with Kelly, I would have thought it was the Northwest of the United States, but I do remember seeing some similar timbered areas in Scotland last summer.
You can't be blamed for that contention. Most of the timber comes from that end of the world, or Norway.
That’s a great photo! I’m wondering what kind of wood is this? Does it stay in country or is it exported elsewhere?
Thank you. I'm not too sure for it's being removed from above and in from where I walk. I need to see the tree growing to name it with any real truth. Soooo evergreen :-D
From all your previous pictures, I was beginning to get the impression you didn't have very many trees. The woodworker in me sees lots of years of projects in that pile. The outdoors man in me hates to see them cut down.
Ohh we have a lot of woodland. But most is planted meaning it's all about 15 ft apart so little if any good for photography.