As a kid growing up in the Annapolis Valley, I used to spend most of my spare time playing in the woods down by the river. My friends and I would build forts hidden in the woods. I grew to have an intense love of the wilderness.
As an adult, not much has changed. I still spend most of summer and fall at my log cabin that I built with my own hands. It is hidden in the woods in central Nova Scotia. When I fly over Nova Scotia, I see the clear cutting done by the large corporations for lumber and paper products. It makes me sad to see such poor cutting practices.
I encourage all small lot owners to practice good silviculture. Only cut the trees that have to be cut to place a building or septic field. Thin out the smaller trees for a view, but leave the forest in a beautiful state for all to see and for future generations and for the animals that were here long before humans. Let “Eagle Ridge Green” live up to its name.
Special photo credit
The eagle photo on our sign and in the header was taken by our friend WPatrick Clements.