Official timber harvest/logging thread

Discussion in 'Native Habitat Management' started by pinetag, Oct 27, 2022.

  1. buckdeer1

    buckdeer1 Well-Known Member

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    Do you get more for veneer trees of other species like you do for walnut?A veneer walnut should pay at least 5 times what a regular logged walnut
     
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    dogghr Well-Known Member

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    Any veneer pays well but as I’ve said the demand is WO for wine/bourbon barrels. They can’t get enough and pay very well.
    These sell for 500-800$/ barrel.

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  3. buckdeer1

    buckdeer1 Well-Known Member

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    They are nice but thats crazy
     
  4. dogghr

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    Not for looks. That barrel sits full of wine at a vineyard outside of town where I live that we were at last week. The microbrews and wineries are all the rage across the country. Then throw in the upper priced bourbons and the mostly young people are driving the market. Barrels are needed for curing all the above.
    Surely the demand will ease but no complaints with me at the moment.


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  5. pinetag

    pinetag Well-Known Member

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    Updated pics. I'm trying to plan out next year's improvements because I'd like to create a lot of edge instead of just an 8 acre chunk of hardwood regeneration. Deer are already starting to walk the perimeter some.
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    Beautiful! I’d consider a .25-.5 acre food plot (or maybe two separate plots). Keep in mind your most common winds and access. That clear cut will provide good food almost immediately and good bedding in a few years.


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    Looks great Pinetag. Should make a good plot or a natural browse plot. Did they mulch up the trash or just push to side? I’m leaving my trash as I do not plan to do any more plots.


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    pinetag Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming it's no more trash than any other normal logging operation. Shouldn't take much to remove the limbs and tree tops in the place I want to clear.

    My plan is to create a lot of edge through plots, conifer seedling pockets, NWSG's, and native hardwood regeneration. First i will create a perimeter plot with spokes headed toward the center as well as toward stands in the other direction. Second I will create thermal cover pockets using Balsam Fir which does well in bottomlands. Last I would like to seed some NWSG pockets for bedding. In addition I would like to create a buck sneak trail (just inside the timber) that goes all the way around it and gives bucks a chance to scent check all the bedding areas and food.

    Yellow - cutover perimeter
    Green - food plots
    Brown - conifer plantings
    Peach - NWSG'S
    White - sneak trail
    Orange - stand locations[​IMG]

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    I did a harvest on my property last year, and I took a bunch of pics and videos. I had a thread on here about the cut at the time. Finally got around to making a youtube video of it. I really enjoy managing the timber for value and wildlife. The video I made largely so my sons can look back years in the future.


    Also did a planting demo. The clay here is very hard so the planting is slow. A growing season out we have 90% survival. I treated it with spot herbicide over the summer.

     
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