This article was published in the September 1, 2019 edition of the American Loggers Council “As We See It” newsletter. We couldn’t agree more with the sentiments expressed at the end of the article “The American Loggers Council salutes and thanks all of the loggers who set aside their businesses to help their communities during this difficult time”.
Wisconsin loggers care about their communities. This was demonstrated after a severe storm downed tens of thousands of trees in late July.
Members of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association quickly responded to calls to help reopen roads, as well as to assist public and private landowners with cleanup efforts.
Certified Master Loggers, including Aaron Burmeister, Matt Jensen, Wild Rivers Forestry Inc. and others received well-deserved media coverage for assisting recovery efforts, and showing how the clean up and salvage efforts would be done correctly and safely–both in the immediate aftermath and for future regeneration.
In his interview with WJFW, Matt Jensen acknowledged the reward in serving his community:
“I had several people literally stop you, get out, make you stop the machine, and you’re kind of irritated at first,” he said. “But all they want to do is stop and verbally say ‘thank you.’ That, to me, is pretty neat.”
The American Loggers Council salutes and thanks all of the loggers who set aside their businesses to help their communities during this difficult time.