Originally published in Castine Patriot, March 14, 2019
Castine Golf Club chips in to help Wood Bank
Co-founders of the Castine Wood Bank Pedrick Sweet, left, and Gil Tenney with CGC Greens Committee Chairman Patrick Haugen. The stack of wood behind the men and the trunk to their left will take two years to be dry enough to use due to their size. Burman will deliver the oak to the Resource Recovery Center where volunteers will cut it to usable size.
The Castine Golf Club has donated the downed logs from their winter tree pruning program to the Castine Wood Bank, according to a news release from the club.
CGC follows the recognized protocol of removing or pruning dead, dying or diseased trees and shrubs. Arborist Bill Burman did the tree work this year. The Castine Wood Bank is an informal group that distributes wood for heating fuel to local organizations that request it. Wood Bank volunteers also cut the logs down to fireplace and wood stove length for use by those who come by the Castine Resource Recovery Center to pick up dried wood. The Castine Wood Bank is a volunteer run organization. For information on how to get wood contact Pedrick Sweet at 326-4924 or Gil Tenney at 326-4372. Bill Burman can be reached at 825-4050.