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Old 11-10-2009, 04:07 PM
Location: Virginia (soon Ellsworth)
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I have 200 plus acres of forest land 25-40 years growth, i like to have them selected cut and only save certain spcies(sugar maple, birch).
Would this type work has value to any body, just try to minimize my expense.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:42 PM
Location: some where maine
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yup i know some one.PM me with what your thinking .
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:25 PM
Location: Northern Maine
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People will buy your wood. They will pay you to have this done. You need to have several things done. Get a forester to help plan the harvest. Professionals have value. Some on these pages argue that nobody needs professionals to go through this life, but you will get more value from your property if you use one. You can manage for your preferred species, but many other species are also profitable. The ones to cull should be crooked, damaged, stunted or low value species. All of them could make for good firewood. Cut, dried and split it could bring $250 a cord.

White birch will have future value, but grey birch is best suited for firewood or biomass. You should include some softwoods in your plan. If the various insect species imported from Asia get a foothold in Maine we could lose whole species of trees as we lost the elms and chestnuts in my lifetime. Think long term.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:55 PM
Location: Virginia (soon Ellsworth)
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Thanks NMLM, I am working with the forester from Otis to recertify the three growth plan on the preperty in Ellsworth, good to know the forester can give advise on harvest plan, I will ask her if she does that. I prefered working with people with small machinary to select cut and save the tree species i want to keep.Wife likes white birch, i want to save sugar maple trees for maple syrub.
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