February – the month of cutting trees

In Slovene and Macedonian the origin of the word once used for “February” relates to cutting wood or trees.  I’m sure the people speaking those languages spent a lot of time cutting wood for their February fires.

Many of NPC’s landowners also heat with wood.  During conversations with landowners thinking about a conservation easement the topic of firewood often comes up.  The conservation easements NPC drafts allow the landowner to cut firewood for their use.  We recognize the forest is renewable (if managed properly) and can provide resources like firewood for us and generations to come.