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#3124092 - 01/14/13 09:05 PM Re: Need a Logger [Re: AT Hiker]
lpo1981
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Registered: 01/20/12
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 Originally Posted By: AT Hiker
Where at in Dickson County are you? We have a farm on 49w in Vanleer. There us a sawmill 1/2 mile from me (not the sawmill in Vanleer) and the owner evidently cuts whatever you tell him. His clean up work is not the best but he did cut my neighbors property and took out black gum and hickory. However, with this messy weather I would wait.

I'm on the south end of the county on hwy 46.. I know who your talking about, I'm going to give them a call tomorrow and several others I know to see what they will do..

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#3124215 - 01/14/13 10:05 PM Re: Need a Logger [Re: lpo1981]
AT Hiker
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Just for the record...I dont reccomend him personally, but our neighbors had him to some work and they seemed to like him. Pkus he is less than 1/2 mile from us, so it was prob wirth his while. If he ends up doing work for you please let me know how he does, we are going to need someone in a couple years.

Sorry for all the iphone mistakes!


Edited by AT Hiker (01/14/13 10:06 PM)
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#3124245 - 01/14/13 10:23 PM Re: Need a Logger [Re: AT Hiker]
treefarmer
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I sold my timber in October and am waiting on the logger to start. I suggest you use a Consulting Forester to estimate your timber, sell your timber, create a contract, oversee the cutting, and oversee the repairs after the cut. They charge 8-10% and you usually receive that much more because they know who the buyers are and competitively bid it. They also try to work only with reputable loggers because they don't want the problems either. If you sell timber by yourself the logger knows you probably won't sell again in your lifetime, but if a Consulting Forester sells it the logger knows he won't be on the bidder's list for the forester's next sale if he doesn't do a good job on yours. I used Jonathan Boggs of Arbor Springs Forestry in Burns. Jonathan is a former Area Forester with the TDOF. arborspringsforestry.com . If you sell the timber by yourself use a Master Logger if for no other reason that by law you can't be held liable by the TN Dept. of Envir. and Conservation for environmental problems such as soil erosion caused by rutting or entering a creek without creek protection. Jonathan is also a deer and turkey hunter that gives good forestry advice so you make the right decision for your goals.
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#3124253 - 01/14/13 10:32 PM Re: Need a Logger [Re: treefarmer]
AT Hiker
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Good advice! Micheal Huudelston is the area Forester for Dickson I think, he should be a good contact.
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#3124267 - 01/14/13 10:41 PM Re: Need a Logger [Re: AT Hiker]
AT Hiker
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Just read your other topic, give Michael Huddelston a call. He is an area forester too(in charge of Stewart State Forest). He might have a good contact for you.
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#3124376 - 01/15/13 05:51 AM Re: Need a Logger [Re: AT Hiker]
tickweed
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I had some cut a few years ago, and couldnt be more pleased. I had up two trail cams, on a field road, one way in and out, just to count the loads, and I got paid for a load my cams somehow missed. He cleaned all rds, and the main loading area was as good as before he arrived, plus cleaned out all ditches and creeks. Hes in Jackson though.
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#3124588 - 01/15/13 08:54 AM Re: Need a Logger [Re: tickweed]
BSK
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Again, I can't stress enough looking at a logger's past work before you decide to contract with them. A few are great. Most aren't.
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#3124618 - 01/15/13 09:18 AM Re: Need a Logger [Re: BSK]
lpo1981
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Thanks guys, excellent advise.. I will give Michael Huddleston a call today and speak with him and see if the forestry dept can recommend somebody...
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#3124893 - 01/15/13 12:45 PM Re: Need a Logger [Re: lpo1981]
Hollar Hunter
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My forester surveyed all the timber and marked off each section we decided to log. He than sent out exactly what we want logged and its location to several loggers. The loggers than come out to look at the timber that's up for cutting and put in a bid of what their willing to pay. He only sends the info to loggers he has had good work done by. His fee is 8% for this. He also comes every day or two to check on them and make sure their doing what their suppose to.

Edited by Hollar Hunter (01/15/13 12:48 PM)
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#3124971 - 01/15/13 01:30 PM Re: Need a Logger [Re: Hollar Hunter]
pressfit
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The biggest problem you will probably have is that you only have 6 acres,, unless the farm next to you is going to get logged it may not be worth the loggers expense to move all of his machinery to do a days worth of work.. unless you have some really nice clear lumber.. that always changes everything..
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