Sustainable Harvest  

Posted by Whit in

We have been sawing timbers this month for three framing jobs. Our local logger has been bringing us some very nice Southern Yellow Pine logs. The logs have been very dense and clear and we have sawed many boards as well as timbers.
These logs were harvested from a woodlot just five miles northeast of our shop. It is a private woodlot, and will remain so. It was time to cut some trees in order to improve the overall health of the woodlot, and it will be ready for another selective cutting in 10-15 years time.
The logs averaged 50-60 years old. This timber will spend the next phase of its life as roof trusses in a church 25 miles east of our shop, where they will hopefully be for a long enough time to grow two or three more stands of 50-60 year old timber. Who knows what they will become after that?
We are thankful for this sustainable resource.

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I'm really looking forward to seeing these in the church...churches lend themselves to something as grand as this!

January 23, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Church roofs are very rewarding to build. I hope we can do more in the future. It's nice to have a space that you can go back to visit whenever you like without an invitation.

January 28, 2009 at 10:57 AM

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