Forestry in Vermont

potash : Potash was made by pouring water through the ashes and collecting the liquid or lye.  The lye was boiled down in large pots.  The resulting deposit was called potash.  It was used for fertilizer and for making soap.

clear cutting :
cutting down expansive areas of forest.

cord : 128 cubic feet of wood.

  pulpwood : soft wood, such as spruce, aspen, or pine, used in making paper.