Cutting and selling your own logs

There are many steps to take and things to learn for successfully cutting and selling your own logs. One fall, we got it into our heads that we could maximize our profits on a timber sale by felling the trees ourselves.  Additionally, we would either pay someone to haul the logs to the mill or […]

Harvest timber and pay less taxes

You can reduce the amount you pay in taxes following a timber harvest just by knowing and using your basis. We recently acquired a parcel, next to the original homestead, that we had been hoping would come on the market.  It gives us a bit more frontage along the creek that passes through our property.  […]

Find the Best Logger for you

Loggers have a lot riding on their working relationship with the landowner, so it is a good idea to understand where they are coming from and what you need to do to find the best one for you. After spending a modest amount of time felling trees with a chainsaw, I have grown to respect […]

Ode to a clearcut

Clearcutting is one of several harvesting systems utilized in the state to achieve certain goals create conditions to favor certain tree and wildlife species. When done correctly, they can maintain the long term sustainability of a forest. If you hadn’t already guessed it, I am an advocate for active forest management. And by that I […]