White Pine Passion Continues for North Woods Lumber Family

If you listened closely to the woods north of Grand Rapids this summer, you could hear modern-day lumberjacks trimming white pines; if you captured a glimpse through the thick growth, you might be surprised to learn they were all teenagers.

Armed with pole saws and tree pruners on this early August day, eight teens focused their attention on young white pines, which hold the promise to become future giants. Full-grown white pines with their unique uneven branches are the north wood’s tallest tree. read more >>