About Me

Now retired from a career in IT, I get to spend as much of my time as I like in the woods of western Massachusetts, a region (surprisingly) rich in forested land. I have always been drawn to the varied forests of this region, which lies in the transition zone between the southern oak/hickory forest and the northern hardwood forest.

 We are blessed with a wonderful mixture and diversity of both plant and animal life forms, all of which have fascinated me since my boyhood. Much of my daily time is now spent producing video footage in these forests, and helping to document the remnants of old growth forests we still have.

I also enjoy producing art pieces in wood as a woodturner. You can view my work at Bowlwood.com, and on Etsy at Timberturner.com .

My goal in this blog is to share information, photos, and experiences related to the forests of our beautiful New England. Watch videos at the New England Forests channel, on youtube. Enjoy!

-Ray Asselin


You can contact me at:  ray [at] bowlwood [dot] com


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  2. When you pass from this life and move on, god has a place prepared for you to tend to old growth forest of the heavens with tall and deep forests that are safe and yet satisfyingly to walk tru and feel the majestic power of the old growth!


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