Mark Congden, center, makes adjustments while machine
operator Roy Metott loads trees into the chipper at a Regan Logging site in
Williamstown, N.Y. "We go in and take the big trees, which hog all the
nutrients, and then take out the garbage trees, leaving the medium-sized trees
to grow healthier," said Congden. "It's like a garden. You have to weed it so
it grows better."