Roald Gundersen, an architect, could revolutionize the construction industry, is mounted in a white ash, lean close to his home here one afternoon later in recent years, the snake slowly climbing the trunk, started the forest floor.
"Look, Dad!" His life and his business partner, Amelia Baxter, 31 have named their 3 year old daughter, Estelle, who was sitting in the leaves reach a fungus. His son, Cameron, 9 months, is a band on the breast of Mrs. Baxter.
Mushrooms and watercress are among the treasures of this 134 hectares forest, but his greatest strength is its small diameter trees - thousands of people like Mr. Gundersen, 49, embraced her like a monkey. "Whooh, he said, jumped on the floor and gently rub her back." It is not as easy as it was. But to see how the tree has the burden of memory? "Ash, not more than five inches thick, still hanging to the floor.
Mr. Gundersen will continue to work, bending and cutting in the coming years in this forest is about 10 miles east of the Mississippi River and 150 miles northwest of Madison.