Home grown lumber
Jonathan Saul of Middle River is seen sawing up wood harvested by horses in nearby forest during the Breton Forest Innovation Cooperative AGM & Celebration on Oct. 20 in Middle River. In January 2018, Inverness Councillor Jim Mustard, Larchwood General Manager Don Beamish and Kari Easthouse of the Cape Breton Private Lands Partnership drew one hundred people to Middle River Community Hall to gauge interest in developing a cooperative forestry hub. The hub is now housed in the former Finewood Flooring facility in Middle River. Its mission is to “support healthy, diverse, economically sustainable forest eco systems, and the community of forest product producers, artisans and end users across Cape Breton.” Learn more at https://www.bretonforest.org/. The AGM & Celebration included horse logging, hardwood mill-ing, plant and tree identification, young stand thinning and a silviculture walk.