While it is true that current markets for most timber species aren’t as good as they were a few years ago, landowners can still receive fair market value for their timber. Timber harvesting can also be a great tool for accomplishing a variety of woodland goals, including: improving forest health and wildlife habitat, building recreational trails, and producing income. However, […]
Don Deckard, Forest Economist with the Minnesota DNR, recently distributed the December 2009 Wood Markets Monthly report. There’s a lot of interesting reading…. The headlines are below, and you can download the full report here. General Interest New study reports Minnesota’s private forests support 47,000 jobs with $1.8 billion payroll Minnesota counties receive 143% increase in timber payments GDP increased […]
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 […]
Back in June 2009, someone named Tom posted a great question about applying the Dauerwald concept in Minnesota. In a nutshell, the Dauerwald approach involves intensive management designed to maintain a high diversity of tree species and ages. This approach can be attractive to those interested in active management but less comfortable with more extensive harvests such as clearcuts or […]
The Minnesota DNR, Division of Forestry’s Utilization & Marketing program maintains directories of Minnesota primary and secondary forest products producers. You can find the links below. Minnesota Primary Forest Products Producer Directory – lists sawmills, pulp and paper mills, Oriented Strand Board mills, veneer mills, and dry-kiln facilities in Minnesota. Minnesota Secondary Forest Products Producer Directory – lists wood-product manufacturing […]
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, […]
Intermediate Cutting Intermediate Treatments-Wisconsin DNR Thinning Fertilizing, Pruning, and Thinning Hardwood Plantations-Purdue University in association with the UDSA Forest Service Thinning and Stand Diversity-USDA Forest Service: North Central Region Improvement, release, and salvage cuttings Woodland Improvement and Crop Trees in Iowa-Iowa State University Intermediate Stand Treatments-University of Illonois HJ Andrews Uneven-Aged Management Project (UAMP)-Forest Service Northwest Region Regeneration Logging for […]
Five important considerations affecting income taxes on Minnesota family forests.
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.