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Harvest your timber...

with low-impact logging

October 20, 2010
The Daily Mining Gazette

LIMINGA - Landowners looking to generate some extra cash flow from their timber stand can do so with the help of Forest Care, L.L.C.

Locally owned and operated, Forest Care, L.L.C. specializes in low-impact, sustainable logging techniques, which minimize damage to the landowner's residual stand (the trees that are left after logging).

In these economic times, money is tight and Forest Care, L.L.C. suggests landowners look at their timber stand as a way to generate revenue while improving the overall health of the forest. What landowners must consider first, however, is what do they want from their woodlands. This may include: wildlife habitat improvement; greater recreational opportunities; improved forest health; or revenue from sale of timber.

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Forest Care, L.L.C., utilizes smaller equipment while reaching its goal of low-impact logging.

What Forest Care, L.L.C. oftentimes sees, is landowners saving their timber stands for future harvesting without utilizing any thinning techniques to generate substantial, healthy growth. In most cases, the trees have no means to mature and grow efficiently.

By removing poor-quality trees and leaving a substantial stand of healthy, quality trees, the remaining trees are able to grow more quickly and with better form, increasing habitat and wildlife.

Forest Care, L.L.C. understands landowners' concerns when it comes to harvesting on the acreage where they also live. Forest Care, L.L.C. doesn't hold back on larger acreage. Low-impact logging is executed in every harvest it manages.

Unlike the nationally televised reality show "Ax Men," Forest Care, L.L.C. operates on a small scale, producing efficiently with smaller equipment while reaching its goal of low-impact logging.

When creating a skid trail on wet or dry ground, Forest Care, L.L.C. places materials such as dead wood and tops of trees on the soil, creating a buoyancy inhibitor to reduce rutting. This method keeps the equipment up off the ground in wet, marshy or dry conditions

Not everybody thinks silviculture, or the cutting of trees, is aesthetically pleasing. However, people eat with their eyes, they assess with their eyes, and they make opinions by looking at the impact of logging. Low-impact logging reduces the negative opinion and increases the positives of logging.

Forest Care, L.L.C. executes the Best Management Practices (BMPs) with sustainable forestry initiative and no acreage is too big or too small for a timber management consultation. References are available.

Best Management Practices have been developed by the Michigan State University Extension to ensure that road-building and logging associated with timber management are done in a manner that minimizes impact on streams (water quality), forests and aesthetics.

For more information, call Forest Care, L.L.C. at (906)281-7698, and they will be happy to come and give you a consultation on timber management.

Editor's note: This feature is part of a paid advertising package purchased by Forest Care, L.L.C. of Liminga. Businesses interested in being featured on the Business page may call Yvonne Robillard at 483-2220.

 
 

 

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