Friday, August 9 2019 Best pines ever draws a crowd of bidders
A recent auction of exceptionally large, knot-free pine saw logs provides a test of the adage that quality is rewarded in the market place.
Friday, November 16 2018 Stepping up to a high-profile job
A recent timber harvest on a high profile property owned by a family foundation with deep forestry ties called for special consideration for neighbors and for tailoring the harvest to two different kinds of forest.
Friday, May 12 2017 Land trusts stepping up to support local wood economies A year of outreach and listening has produced an action plan that prioritizes wood heat, more wood in construction, local-procurement policies, current-use taxation and business management education and training in the forest products industry
Wednesday, May 21 2014 Squeezed pallet mill adds hemlock Issacson Lumber Co in Livermore Falls is buying more hemlock logs to compensate for the loss of low-grade hardwood logs that are fetching high prices at timber mat mills
Friday, February 21 2014 Invasive insects are near February 2014 Just because you don't see them, doesn't mean hemlock woolly adelgids aren't here. I learned that on two recent forays into the woods hundreds of miles apart.
Friday, February 21 2014 Bidding timber - when does it work? It may come as a surprise to some landowners, that I recommend soliciting multiple bids for timber in only about ten percent of the harvests that I conduct. A well-organized auction that draws many fiercely competitive and high-quality logging companies can certainly benefit the landowner whose timber is being sold. But all the planets have to be aligned for that to happen.
Friday, February 21 2014 2013 - A strong year, despite the weather extremes This past year, Two Trees covered more territory, earned more stumpage dollars for clients, shifted gears more often due to weather ... and grew by one employee. It was a very eventful year.
Friday, September 21 2012 One man's dream, realized
Many landowners mistakenly believe that logging and land conservation are incompatible activities. Long-time property owner Jack Henshaw was determined to pursue both goals on his 194 acres in Brunswick.