Logging your woodlot with small equipment

Here is how we earn $4,000 per dead tree here at Timbergreen Farm

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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.

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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.

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We use a Fetching Arch to move logs up hill to a trail. A hand-held radio control on the winch is important.

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Our old Ford tractor and Farmi Winch salvaged this pile of dead red oak.

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Our brand new Massey Ferguson now powers the old Farmi Winch. 50hp is a good size for the tractor.

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The Fetching arch uses leverage to lift the end of the log carrying much of the weight on the wheels.

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A Fetching arch reduces the power needed to move heavy logs by 2/3.

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We also use the tractor and winch as a skidder

 

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A 4X4 ATV/UTV can pull an Arch to carry out logs also.

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Carrying most of the weight reduces the power needed by 2/3 compared to ground skidding a log.

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We quartersaw all of our good straight logs with the WoodMizer sawmill to get the best value lumber.

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We dry the boards in Solar Cycle Lumber Kilns, using free renewable energy.

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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.

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Our newest product is "Inlased Flooring". Laser technology is used to inlay any artwork into our hardwood flooring.

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Inlased Wood can be used to make signs of all kinds. Natural edge boards make beautiful frames.

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Furniture of all kinds is also made from our dead oak trees.

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A maple end table

more information at TimbergreenFarm.com