One piece of the puzzle of making the growing of ecologically complex forests economically viable is finding, or developing, quality markets for all of the logs removed from the forest – including seven species and varied diameters. As neighboring forests and the mills they supply become increasingly simplified (focused on small diameter fir logs) this becomes an increasingly challenging.
To meet this challenge we process those logs with lowest log value and highest finished wood value into finished products, primarily the hardwoods. While most of our logs are sold to sawmills, a small percentage of our logs, primarily the hardwoods, are processed on site into flooring, laminated counters, finished lumber, and beams.
Our preference is to sell these products as directly as possible to the end user. We’re pleased to be active members of Northwest Sustainable Timber Growers – a cooperative of FSC certified forest owners and managers, the Healthy Forests Healthy Communities Partnership, and Portland’s Build Local Alliance – linking local, double quality wood with local projects.
• Creative harvest and intra forest log transport approaches
• Milling with our portable band sawmill
• Drying of milled wood in our solar dry kiln
Oak – Flooring and lumber
Maple – Flooring, laminated counter tops, and lumber
Fir – Beams, finish lumber, and flooring
Firewood and Sawdust