For the past couple of years we have gone out to the state forest to cut firewood for the winter.
You pay for a permit to get a certain amount.
We headed out to the Hampton area this year, it is a great drive. You can only cut fallen timber, if its still standing its off limits. The above picture was a pine plantation that has been clear felled, all that is left is native forest.
We only take fallen natives, usually gum, yellow box or any other hard wood. Sometimes we will take a couple of rounds of pine and split it for kindling.
You must always layer up in the clothing department cause its very cold & windy out there in winter.
It's always a great day out, i pack a big lunch and a couple of thermoses for the coffee and tea.
Cut wood, have lunch, cut more wood till the trailer is full and then a scenic drive home.
We have a system, Dad drives, Andrew cuts and i load.