As many of us are nestled inside next to the fire and starting to think about spring, loggers are hard at work across Minnesota’s forests. Why does logging happen so often in Minnesota in the winter?
It’s been a wild ride the last few days in Minnesota. Temperatures have been reaching the 60s in the Twin Cities, and new high temperature records are being recorded throughout the state. We even had thunderstorms roll through! Sap is flowing far earlier than normal, and wildlife are being thrown for a loop. With this early ‘practice’ spring, what can you […]
This short video, produced by the folks at Red Wing Shoes, gets into the woods with the Lovdahl logging company, based in Effie, MN. It’s fun to watch, and presents a different side of loggers than many of us tend to think of. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eETnG9Vjvc MyMinnesotaWoodsThe University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team.
Timber Harvesting OSHA Logging Hazards Safe Chainsaw Operation A Landowner’s Guide to Building Forest Access Roads Sample contract for timber harvesting in Minnesota Sample timber sale contract- Michigan State University Understanding the timber sale contract- University of Wisconsin Logging for the 21st Century: Protecting the Forest Environment Logging for the 21st Century: Forest Ecology and Regeneration How much lumber […]
Small-scale Logging Field Day: September 19, 2009, Brainerd. Download complete event details (PDF) Small-scale logging is a system and a range of equipment that increases logging flexibility and extends production seasons. Small-scale logging is designed for harvesting operations where maneuverability is a primary concern. It is not logging small trees and/or small volumes. Why attend? Whether you are a logger, […]
An overview of harvesting and selling timber in Minnesota, with links to content on timber harvest contracts, visual impacts, selling timber, the future of your woodlands after harvest, and natural and artificial regeneration.
A brief overview of different widely accepted methods of selling timber: Lump sum, scale, and percentage. Also links to other useful related sites.
As you plan a timber sale, it is easy to focus on what can be taken out of the stand. However, as a landowner committed to the stewardship of your land, you need also to be thinking about what will be left behind. The trees that remain after the harvest are the ones that you’ll see every time you walk […]
Why it’s important to have a clear written contract when selling timber, with a link to a timber harvest contract for Minnesota.
A sample Minnesota timber harvest contract, downloadable in .doc (Microsoft Word) and PDF formats.