Every few years, we have some logging done on our land. It is rather like thinning carrots in the garden. By cutting down some trees, the forest is opened up and the remaining trees grow better. The pine gets sold to a mill that makes it into boards, and the hardwood is sold for firewood, with two years worth saved for us. It is a nice source of extra income as well. We have a single logger, who is excellent. He works slowly and carefully. He keeps us informed about how the job is going. He is conscientious about the future of the woods. He doesn't go in and clear cut; he carefully chooses which trees should be cut down and which ones should stay and grow some more.