Habitat Podcast #217 – Jim Ward, Steve Taylor & Ben Oliverio join Jared Van Hees for an awesome chat in Southern Michigan. Jared went to visit Steve’s farm and watch Jim Ward and Ben Oliverio cut trees. Jim’s hinge cutting techniques are renowned and Jared wanted to see it for himself. We explored walls of cover, 20″ hinge cuts and buck bedding. We also cover:
80 acre property description,
Apples pruned and cut first
Lots of hickory
Red oak & White oak
Left straight trees / oaks
What happens when loggers come?
Clearing ground for beds
Find beds first then build around it. Easier to keep what’s working going.
Cutting On contour & Copying what’s laying there. Cover on top of downed log.
Hunter Access – Let the deer show us exactly what they want. Then adjust
House in middle or farm
Old trails – see the use
What to do with mature pine thicket.
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