Logging your woodlot with small equipment
Here is how we earn $4,000 per dead tree here at Timbergreen Farm
We use some of the trees that die each year on our farm. Here is a red oak killed by Oak Wilt.
Dutch Elm Disease is another fungus that supplies us with many dead elm trees per year.
We use directional felling - the Bore Cut Method - taught by Soren Erickson and the Game of Logging.
This method is simple, safer than the old Back Cut method, and minimizes the damage done to a tree while felling it.
We use a Fetching Arch to move logs up hill to a trail. A hand-held radio control on the winch is important.
Our old Ford tractor and Farmi Winch salvaged this pile of dead red oak.
Our brand new Massey Ferguson now powers the old Farmi Winch. 50hp is a good size for the tractor.
The Fetching arch uses leverage to lift the end of the log carrying much of the weight on the wheels.
A Fetching arch reduces the power needed to move heavy logs by 2/3.
We also use the tractor and winch as a skidder
A 4X4 ATV/UTV can pull an Arch to carry out logs also.
Carrying most of the weight reduces the power needed by 2/3 compared to ground skidding a log.
We quartersaw all of our good straight logs with the WoodMizer sawmill to get the best value lumber.
We dry the boards in Solar Cycle Lumber Kilns, using free renewable energy.
We sell custom blended wood flooring to use all species from our forest. This earns us a minimum of $10 per board foot.
That earns us $4,000 per average tree - and $4,000 per acre per year is our potential income from our woods.
Our newest product is "Inlased Flooring". Laser technology is used to inlay any artwork into our hardwood flooring.
Inlased Wood can be used to make signs of all kinds. Natural edge boards make beautiful frames.
Furniture of all kinds is also made from our dead oak trees.
A maple end table
more information at TimbergreenFarm.com