April 2011

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” -Thomas Jefferson The Forest Resources Association awarded its 2011 National Outstanding Forestry Activist Award to Great Lakes Timber Professionals President Denny Olson, owner and operator of Denny Olson Trucking in Quinnesec, Michigan, recognizing his decades...
Greetings, I stand corrected! In mid to late February many of the wood yards I drive past on a regular basis were not even close to being full so I naturally thought the logging capacity in this region was beginning to diminish. Much to my surprise only three weeks later, I was notified that pulp deliveries were being curtailed because of high inventories. Apparently the production capacity is alive and well as most mills may not need wood...
Cutting a tree that has a significant lean is a more difficult challenge to most of us than one that is relatively straight up and down or slightly leaning. It requires skill, experience, and special tools to do the job right. If you have any questions of whether or not you can deal with the leaning tree, your best decision is to leave it alone, or get help. To cut a tree that has significant forward lean, (the tree is leaning in the direction...