We collect the small branches from fallen White Pines. These fairly-dry branches and needles are the perfect material for smoking meats, fish and vegetables. It is possible to find some white pine branches throughout the year, especially after a period of strong winds.
When white pines die and begin to break down, the aromas transform and adopt a smokey flavor which can be used in drinks and food. A delicious perfume so characteristic of the forest. We collect the bark and inner wood from dead and broken trees. Wood and bark has a long traditional use as winter food. Pounded into a powder, it can be used in 'bread' which provides essential fiber and nutrients when there is little else about.