If your woodchucks are anything like our Maine Coast Semester students, they can chuck one heck of a lot of wood. Students have been learning the fine points of swinging an ax as they work on chunks of oak from some towering trees we felled to give one of the farm gardens more sunshine. They will stack the wood they split so it can dry out till next winter, when Semester 60 students will gratefully use it to heat their cabins.
The cutting of these oaks will also reduce the number of brown tail moths, an invasive species infiltrating Maine. The moths prefer wintering over on the tips of oak and apple branches.