Saturday, July 22, 2017
Newfoundland - Part 10
Particularly in northern Newfoundland, there are lots of woodpiles found along the sides of the roads. With a permit, people are allowed to cut trees on Crown Lands for firewood. This is traditionally done in winter and the logs are hauled by snowmobile and sled back to the roadside where they are cut and stacked during the summer.
We saw lots of these warning signs to watch for snowmobiles near the woodpiles.
Collected logs were traditionally stacked in a teepee-shaped pile to dry out.
We saw many trucks carrying sections of trees and think that people are starting to have commercial harvesters deliver logs to their woodpile sites.
Many of the woodpiles were very neatly stacked.