From home renovations to home building, the pandemic pushed people to start projects.
But not all of those projects are cheap – especially if they require lumber.
Lumber prices are up 180 percent since last spring, and they’re still climbing.
Mills are flourishing, but the same can’t be said of the Northwoods logging industry.
On a hillside south of Crandon, a giant yellow machine grabs logs with its mechanical arm, then cuts them to identical lengths.
Matt Jensen is the man behind the machine.