Norwich Wood Bee Helps Neighbors in Need Keep Warm

Jake Blum, Norwich’s assistant tree warden, center, carries a log to a splitter as Bill Schults, of Norwich, left, prepares a load to be stacked and Stanley Teeter, of Norwich, right, cuts logs to length at yesterday’s “wood bee” in Norwich. Blum has led the effort over the past decade to keep those in need warm with wood gleaned while maintaining the town’s roads and lands. He gets referrals from Listen and The Haven for candidates to recieve the heating assistance. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Jake Blum, Norwich’s assistant tree warden, center, carries a log to a splitter as Bill Schults, of Norwich, left, prepares a load to be stacked and Stanley Teeter, of Norwich, right, cuts logs to length at yesterday’s “wood bee” in Norwich. Blum has led the effort over the past decade to keep those in need warm with wood gleaned while maintaining the town’s roads and lands. He gets referrals from Listen and The Haven for candidates to recieve the heating assistance. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »

Jake Blum, Norwich’s assistant tree warden, center, carries a log to a splitter as Bill Schults, of Norwich, left, prepares a load to be stacked and Stanley Teeter, of Norwich, right, cuts logs to length at yesterday’s “wood bee” in Norwich. Blum has led the effort over the past decade to keep those in need warm with wood gleaned while maintaining the town’s roads and lands. He gets referrals from Listen and The Haven for candidates to recieve the heating assistance.

Valley News - James M. Patterson