Grand Rapids, MN
The biology, ecology, use and management of birch in northern forests has been a favorite topic of John's for many years. John is a retired silviculturist with the U.S. Forest Service in Grand Rapids.
Current Courses Offered by John Zasada
Birch Bark Lidded Baskets
This birch bark basket is a relatively simple square or horizontal weave basket. The weaving is done in the traditional Scandinavian and Russian style. The material used to make the basket is split inner bark of the birch tree. The birch bark is harvested from timber sale areas in Itasca…