Does Money Grow on Trees?
A thinning cut can often pay for itself while removing damaged or unwanted trees, leaving a pleasing forest with more recreational potential. Creating value from the land – from recreation, agriculture and forest products – is one way to slow urban sprawl. Allard Lumber harvests timber from land in Massachusetts, southern Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. Our forestry specialists create lasting relationships with small woodlot owners in this area to create a management plan that will minimize the impact on the environment, maximize the long-term growth of your forest, and ensure a steady, sustainable harvest of forest products.
Central New England is the heart of the eastern hardwoods forest and landowners are making good money from their woodlots. Timber harvesting brings more than $100 million a year to owners in our area – Allard Lumber harvests lumber from land in Massachusetts, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. Woodlot owners often have the ability to receive $1,000 an acre for a well-managed sustainable harvest in a mature forest and the lot may be ready to harvest again in another 10 or 15 years. Many owners of small lots ask us if logging is good for the environment and the wonder how it will look when it is done. These are complicated issues and owners should take into consideration the environmental impact and resulting aesthetic changes, in addition to potential profit when making the decision to harvest their lots.
Our certified foresters will discuss these factors with you but here are some things to keep in mind:
- Forests of vigorous, healthy trees grow faster, produce more leaves and consume more carbon dioxide than old, crowded forests. You can maximize sustainable growth of your wood lot, create more profits and regular harvests by working with our team of professionals.
- Environmentalists and Fish and Game Departments recognize the benefits of small clearing to increase biodiversity. Letting younger trees and plants grow faster while creating a space for them to thrive generates a greater variety of habitats for birds and wild animals.
- A thinning cut can often pay for itself by removing damaged or unwanted trees, leaving a pleasing forest with more recreational potential. Creating value from land used for recreation, agriculture and managed forest areas is one way to slow urban sprawl.
Our Forestry specialists create lasting relationships with small woodlot owners while implementing a management plan that will minimize the impact to the environment, maximize the long term growth of your forest and ensure a steady, sustainable harvest of forest products. A call to Allard Lumber starts a process that is designed to help you get the most from your forest harvest. One of our foresters will visit you on your woodlot to create an individualized plan that fits your land and your needs. This plan becomes a written contract between you and Allard Lumber and will include details regarding the amount of timber to be harvested and any specific requirements.
Our loggers are trained to meet all state and federal requirements for environmental protection. They are committed to developing courteous, professional, long-term relationships with landowners and their families which result in repeat clients when their woodlots are once again ready to harvest. Our loggers will harvest your timber with as little impact as possible.
Allard Lumber and our employees are fully insured and our team will take great care to flag your property boundaries before marking the trees for cutting. Logging slash is lopped down to about four feet off the ground and pulp and saw logs are removed. Skidding is done in dry or frozen conditions and woods’ roads are restored. You can be paid as a lump sum purchase of your timber or weekly as it is cut.