Hard Maple Pricing and Quality

hard mape tree and foliage

Hard Maple is a very tricky species to value standing. For the majority of hardwood species, the heartwood is cut into dimensional lumber and lumber products.

This is true of Oaks, Walnut, Cherry and most other merchantable timber species.

However, with Hard Maple, it is actually the sapwood that is valuable for lumber and other wood products, not the heartwood.

In other words, Hard Maple lumber is cut from the outer ring of the tree, therefore bigger sap areas are preferred by lumber mills and timber buyers.

Setting aside whether or not a log could sell as veneer, in general, the smaller the heartwood of a Hard Maple tree, the more valuable it is. The heart size of Hard Maple trees depends on many factors and is usually hard to predict before cutting.

Determining Hard Maple Quality

Because you can’t tell how big the heartwood is relative to the sapwood, Hard Maple is one of the more difficult species’ of hardwood timber to value while standing. It is just impossible to know how they will cut.

While not fool-proof, there are some rules of thumb for valuing Hard Maple while it is still standing. In general, the more tight the bark on a Hard Maple tree is, the more likely it is to contain high quality wood. Locations with more of certain types of minerals can cause the hearts of Hard Maple trees to grow larger. Further, wetter locations tend to grow Maple with larger hearts. Two Maple trees from the same tract of land and stand of timber can present radically different rations of heartwood to sapwood.

Hard Maple is best when it is small hearted, tight-barked and bright white in color. In the picture below the two trees on the left are very high quality, small-hearted and of veneer quality, while the tree on the right has a large heart and will not yield high quality Hard Maple lumber.

The smaller the heartwood, or dark middle section of a Hard Maple, the more valuable it is, in general.

Strong Economy and Stable Hard Maple Market

Because Hard Maple stains in the summer, markets for the timber and lumber produced from this species typically drop sharply in the Summer. In 2014 the strengthening economy seems to be insulating this hardwood from its typical Summer slump and as a result, Hard Maple is still commanding impressive prices, particularly for veneer trees.

Hard Maple timber can vary widely in value, so it’s important to have an expert analysis of the trees while they are still standing in order to maximize your return from the sale of your timber.

Give Timber Works a call for a no-hassle assessment of your standing Hard Maple timber.

Black Walnut Prices Remain Strong

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The market for Black Walnut timber continues to impress, reaching highs in many markets.

At Timber Works, we specialize in Black Walnut and are known for paying some of the highest prices in the state and beyond for good stands of Walnut timber.

You can trust Timber Works to pay you the highest price around for your Black Walnut timber! We buy both Walnut saw logs and veneer trees and are able to beat out competitive bids due to our close relationship with Walnut end users. We have international markets for veneer logs and can pay landowners impressive prices for their Black Walnut veneer.

A Strong Black Walnut Market

Black Walnut looks great in both quarter sawn and plain sawn varieties, and has always been a popular export product to Europe and East Asia.
Black Walnut has long been one of the more market-fluctuation-resistant species of hardwood timber. It is prized for its rich, dark color and interesting grain patterns. For this reason, Black Walnut is sought after for use in fine furniture, flooring, cabinetry and other high design purposes.

Black Walnut looks great in both quarter sawn and plain sawn varieties, and has always been a popular export product to Europe and East Asia. While there are natural price fluctuations in the going rate of all species of North American Hardwood, Black Walnut has always been relatively immune to the most drastic of these fluctuations.

Good Prospects for Continued Growth

As popularity for this already sought-after hardwood continues to improve both domestically and internationally, Walnut prices have soared commanding their highest prices in years.

There is good reason to believe that the bull market in Walnut will continue, which is why it’s especially important to do your homework when selling valuable stands of Black Walnut trees. We’re known for paying some of the highest prices for standing Walnut timber in the state and beyond.

Give Timber Works a call today for a no obligation quote on your timber.

Selling Pipe and Power Line Timber

pipeline timber clearing right of way

Throughout a large portion of Ohio’s Utica and Marcellus shale, an incredible energy boom is taking place.

The impressive volume of oil and natural gas coming out of these new wells is quickly transforming America into the number one global energy producer, ahead of even Saudi Arabia.

The Fracking Boom

Advances in drilling technology coupled with increases in the price of other fossil fuel sources has made once unobtainable gas economically extracted. As a result, investment dollars, major energy companies and countless contractors have flooded into the area to prepare the infrastructure necessary to accommodate the region’s rich gas deposits.

An important part of preparing this infrastructure is clearing timber to make room for pipelines, roads and other easements. Because of the dense forest areas in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania, a tremendous amount of valuable timber is being piled up, left behind and forgotten.

Many landowners assume the timber is worthless or only valuable as firewood, but the truth is much of the trees being cleared by these pipeline crews is actually commercially valuable hardwood! Timber Works specializes in purchasing timber that has been left behind by these pipeline crews.

Selling Cleared Timber

The land clearing process utilized by these crews is fairly straightforward. First, large cutting equipment known as feller-bunchers, are used to indiscriminately cut trees up to a certain width along the energy company’s easement. There are often trees that are too large to be brought down with the feller buncher. The largest trees in the forest are either hand cut with chainsaws, or pushed over with large bull dozers or track hoes.

log pile from pipeline clearing
Turn piles of logs left by the clearing contractors into cash.

We encourage landowners to demand that their timber is either handcut or cut with a feller buncher. When timber is pushed over by heavy equipment, it often splits and splinters. What’s worse, is that timber tends to break towards the base of the tree, often damaging the most valuable portion of the entire tree stem.

If you have a pile of logs left on your property by a land clearing contractor, give Timber Works a call for a free, no hassle assessment of their value today!

Bad Trees Make Bad Seeds

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There is a wide array of legitimate objectives to consider when planning a timber harvest.

The objectives of a timber harvest often include but are not limited to preventing soil erosion, providing quality saw-timber, pulpwood, firewood and other wood products and to improve the overall quality and future potential of the woods through proper management.

Strategic Tree Removal

In addition to mature, financially-valuable trees, certain trees should also be removed from the genetic makeup of the woods, so as to improve overall stand quality and value. Removing trees with inferior traits such as low limbs and crooked stems will improve the overall genetic makeup of the woods.

In particular, the lower quality trees that should also be considered for removal to facilitate proper Timber Stand Improvement objectives include:

  1. Suppressed trees that will not live until the next thinning
  2. Trees too crooked, forked, or limby to make a No. 2 sawlog
  3. Trees with fire scars and injuries from insects, disease, wind, or ice
  4. Trees on the wrong site (such as a water oak growing on a ridge)
  5. Trees that are mature and slow-growing
  6. Any tree that will not contribute to the net value of the stand at the next thinning
  7. Wolf trees with large crowns that occupy too much growing space or shade out more desirable species

By developing a comprehensive forest management plan, Timber Works will not only help you generate a financial return from the harvesting of your standing timber, but we will ensure that your woods will be healthier, better-stocked and more capable of additional financial returns in the future.

Since every piece of timber is unique, there is no one forest-management plan that works best in all situations. That’s why it’s essential to allow a reputable company to help develop a plan with you, educating along the way and helping you make an informed decision about the future of your timber.

Through properly executing a forest management plan you will be moving your woods towards stocks of high quality trees, faster growing trees and some mast and den trees for wildlife. Proper harvesting also spaces trees in such a way as to maximize their growth potential.

Genetic Culling of Poor Quality Trees

While it sometimes seems counter-intuitive, our professional forester will mark certain small or low quality trees for removal in keeping with the forest-management objectives outlined above. You see, bad trees make bad seeds, so removing these trees, improves the quality of the stand of timber over time.

Hardwood Market Report 2014

ohio woods with pond in foreground

The following is the first of a quarterly installment that will appear on this blog detailing recent trends and fluctuations in the market for Appalachian-region hardwood timber.

A picture of the N. American hardwood market in general will be given, followed by some specific information relating to market trends for the more commonly-desired species’ such as red and white oak, hickory, walnut, hard and soft maple, etc. Overall, the market for hardwood timber has strengthened, following it’s typically pro-cyclical pattern and the improving global economic outlook.

Improving Timber Demand: A Brief Market Overview

As 2013 came to a close, housing starts surged over 22%
From a demand perspective, the continued recovery of the American economy is translating into a lift to hardwood values.

A relative shortage in the prevalence of logging companies coupled with strong domestic and international demand for hardwood lumber stocks has led to a strong overall improvement to the prices prevailing in the regional hardwood market. From a shorter perspective, mills are depleting their winter stocks and operating inside tighter supply chains due to the natural downturn in logging activities caused by winter weather and poor logging conditions. Overall, there are strong economy-wide fundamentals supporting a continued run in hardwood timber prices.

The single most important factor in determining the overall trend of the hardwood timber market is housing. Continuing the positive narrative, recent trends in the domestic housing market spells good things for prices of standing timber and lumber. As 2013 came to a close, housing starts surged over 22%, representing the biggest year over year increase since 1990 and the highest overall number of housing starts in 6 years.

According to the “Ohio Sawlog Price Index” reported by the Ohio State University Extension, the real sawlog price index decreased slightly from Spring 2013 to Fall 2013, though it remained above 100% for two consecutive reporting periods for the first time since 2007.

In short, there is good reason to be optimistic about prospects for the hardwood timber market in the coming year, a story that played out in the 2013 stumpage reports and has continued into 2014.

Specific Timber Market Insights

While the hardwood timber market overall has seen solid growth in value over the recent several years, gains have not been experienced equally across the species’ comprising the hardwood forest. While a host of factors interplay to determine the dynamics of a market, more isolated shocks to supply or demand due to disease or design-trends can have a surprisingly strong impact and are explored in more detail below.

When examining these reports, keep in mind that there is a strong regional component of timber pricing. Distance to and availability of sawmills can have a considerable impact on prices paid on the stump for a stand of timber.

Cherry

As with most of the hardwood species surveyed in this data, Cherry prices for the best grades improved over the course of 2013 while the overall average price of Cherry across all grades remained relatively flat.

This fits with the longer term trends for Cherry. A large reason for this effect is the

Hard Maple

Prices for Hard Maple sawlogs improved across 2013 with the greatest gains going to prime and veneer grade logs.

Hickory

As with Yellow Poplar, Hickory underwent a strong, overall average price increase across all grades. Undoubtedly influenced by the recovering housing market, Hickory prices improved on average by 9% over the year.

Red Oak

Red Oak prices were mixed during the 2013 year. While average prices for prime Red Oak improved over 30%, across all grades of Red Oak prices fell around 11%. This overall decline is most probably due to the decline in the price for no. 3 common grade Red Oak which represented a disproportionate amount of the total Red Oak harvest for the year.

Walnut

Walnut remains, on average, the most valuable species of hardwood timber harvested commercially. As expected, Walnut remains the highest priced hardwood species. Walnut prices jumped about 8% across all grades from the Spring to Fall period of 2013, the bulk of which was represented by prime and no. 1 common logs which underwent an impressive 32% and 35% average price jump.

White Oak

White Oak is among the most important species’ of timber grown in the N. American forest. It is prized for its density and durability and therefore makes excellent lumber. Though there is evidence that throughout much of the country the stock of larger-diameter White Oak trees is increasing, strong demand for White Oak lumber has outpaced this trend and stumpage prices for White Oak remained strong throughout 2013.

While the mean price for all grades of White Oak was mostly flat, the price for prime logs increased 24% from the Spring to the Fall of 2013.

Tulip Poplar

Yellow Poplar experienced an 11% increase in its average price across all grades, while the best grade of Yellow Poplar improved over 30% between the Spring and Fall.

Logging Equipment and Processes Part 2

old fashioned logging practices

This is part 2 of a 2 part blogging series exploring the equipment and processes utilized when harvesting timber.

As was explained in part one of this series, the equipment and logging process utilized to harvest your timber will have a direct impact on both the condition your land is left in, as well as the future productivity and vigor of your forest.

While there is no right or wrong answer to how you should harvest your timber, you must be informed of the differences between common practices in order to make an informed decision.

There is a very real tradeoff between immediate financial return from harvesting a parcel of land and optimizing the future value of high-quality lumber and veneer products that your standing timber will be able to produce.

While there are many different methods utilized by logging companies to harvest timber, the most logging methods employed in the Midwestern and Appalachian regions are clearcutting and tree-length, selective harvesting. These two means of harvesting are explained in further detail below.

Clearcut Logging

By the name, this style of timber harvesting is fairly self explanatory.

On a clear-cut logging job, trees of all sizes and species are removed, usually down to a very small diameter. The more mature hardwood above a diameter of about 15″ is sold to sawmills and veneer companies. Smaller trees are placed onto trucks and sold as pulpwood, firewood and raw material for producing paper products.

While clearcutting generally produces the largest immediate cash return from a tract of timber, it is by far the most devastating. In the case of hardwood stands, clearcutting leaves the forest unable to produce additional timber and other forest-products for many decades afterwards.

clear cutting timber in Ohio
Clearcutting timber, though not always inappropriate given the goals of a landowner, can have devastating results.

Further, clearcutting results in a stand of trees that are identically aged and will, therefore, mature at the same time and in general, yield a smaller yield on investment than more conscientiously, purposefully purposefully-harvested timber.

Ecological Considerations

Regardless of the primary motivation of a timber harvest, it can be carried out in an environmentally-ethical yet profit maximizing manner.
Essentially, the quality of a timber stand represents the expected yield of future high-quality lumber and veneer products. As has been mentioned, more aggressive cutting schemes do yield better financial returns in the immediate term, but a properly managed timber stand should provide a good economic return with the ecological benefits of maintaining a vibrant forest and wildlife habitat.

This is why Timber Works endorses an active management ideally towards mixed-age silviculture but ultimately at the . Logging considerations should be made to achieve the goals of a landowner, be that enhanced wildlife habitat, maximizing future quality or financial return.

Regardless of the primary motivation of a timber harvest, it can be carried out in an environmentally-ethical yet profit maximizing manner.

Note: Please note that the information contained in these posts pertains mostly to hardwood timber stands, verses stands of non-deciduous trees such as Pine and Conifer. Some statements that are true for hardwood timber may not necessarily hold for softwood species.

Logging Equipment and Processes Part 1

john deere log skidder in action

All timber harvesting operations are not created equal.

There is a wide degree of diversity in the methods, equipment and work-flow employed by loggers to harvest timber. Each of these methods have benefits and costs to both the landowner, logging company and the forest ecosystem.

While it is impossible to say that one method or another is superior to all of the others, a little education goes a long way in deciding which logging process is right for your standing timber.

Various Logging Equipment and the Consequences

The width of roads and paths utilized to harvest your timber will be directly related to the size of the equipment used by the logging company. Further, things such as whether the equipment has wheels or tracks, cable-wenches or grapples will also have a direct impact on the condition your timber land is left in.

  • While some logging companies are concerned entirely with speed and efficiency, Timber Works works hard to achieve an efficient logging campaign while treating your woods and land with respect and care.

    Regardless of the logging method employed to harvest a stand of timber, periodic logging is an integral part to sound forest management and does not need to occur at the cost of ecological health.

    • Felling: Cutting trees at the stump
    • Processing: Removing branches and limbs and cutting the stem into appropriate lengths
    • Extraction: Moving logs from the woods to a landing site
    • Loading: Loading logs or chips onto a truck
    • Hauling: Delivering loaded forest products to the mill

While the methods and processes of logging varies, there is a number of standard machines that appear on most jobs. Included among this equipment is:

1. Grapple Skidder: A machine that drags whole trees or whole tree stems from the forest floor to a landing site.
2. Cable Skidder: Cable skidders drag whole trees or tree stems from the forest floor using a heavy-duty rear mounted wench.
3. Chippers: Not all logging companies employ chippers, but those that do use them to process limbs or whole trees into uniform wood chips that are sold to mills or further processes into mulch.
4. Delimber: Located at the landing, delimbers are used in commercial logging processes to de-imb whole trees prior to further processing.
5. Slasher (not pictured): Sometimes known as buck saws, slashers automatically cut tree stems into appropriate lengths for loading and hauling.
6. Logging Truck: A vehicle designed for the transportation of logs and other forest products. Vehicles may be equipped with a hydraulic loader and additional trailer.

The equipment and processes utilized in the logging application chosen for your standing timber can mean a lot for how your woods is left when the logging company leaves—a logging company will only leave a footprint as big as their equipment. Of course for logging methods such as clear cutting, this will be of little consequence to the finished product, the result from other, less invasive styles of logging, will be directly influenced by the equipment used by the logging company.

The second installment of this series will go into further detail about these differences while helping to inform you, the land owner, of the various outcomes from logging activity available to you including the differences between clear cutting, selective harvesting, tree length removal and other nuances that are often not fully explained to a land owner prior to beginning a timber harvest.

Selling Your Timber Without Regrets

tall white oak tree in ohio

It is no secret that the logging industry at large has a lot of unscrupulous members. In fact, some states such as Kentucky even publish a bad actors list to warn timber owners of the nefarious acts committed by some logging companies.

Over the years we’ve heard many horror stories regarding bad experiences with logging companies that misrepresent the process of harvesting timber or, in some cases, lie out-rightly.

As a company built on its reputation and referral business, Timber Works strives to treat our landowners and customers in a manner consistent with the highest industry standards of ethics and professionalism. Since most landowners are not experts regarding logging and timber sales, it is far too easy for them to be taken advantage of in these transactions.

This is why our company seeks to educate rather than sell the landowners we partner with. Below is a list of some common mistakes landowners make when entering into a timber harvest agreement with a logging company, followed by the remedy Timber Works uses to avoid them.

Don’t Sell “All Merchantable Timber”

“All Merchantable Timber” is usually logger speak for anything and everything that has a commercial value greater than the cost of harvesting it. In these arrangements, logging companies will pay a landowner a fixed amount for the right to harvest timber from your woods. The amount of compensation paid the landowner is often only loosely based on the actual value of the timber contained in the stand.

Further, with no limit set on the number of trees or the amount of timber the logger is legally allowed to cut, the results are many times devastating to the health of the forest, leaving it under-stocked and reducing the potential for future growth and productivity drastically.

Our timber purchase agreements are never ambiguous. Trees harvested by Timber Works are always marked at chest height, marked at the base to ensure evidence of selection remains even after the tree is removed, and numbered. The land owners we partner with are encouraged to participate in the marking process and provided a numbered list of each tree contained in the timber purchase agreement.

Payment in Full Before Last Tree is Removed

If you’ve spent any time in the timber industry you’ve no doubt heard of timber purchase agreements that promise payment in full before the last tree is removed.

Though on the surface there doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with such wording, unscrupulous logging companies have used such a clause in the past to attempt to steal the timber they harvested on a job outright. In fact, we receive several calls a year from angry timber owners who have been compensated little or even nothing at all for their timber despite the fact that the harvest has been completed. These loggers leave a small pile of logs at the site and use this, coupled with the clause described above, as justification for not paying their landowners!

Call it what you wish, but committing such an act against a landowner is theft, plain and simple.

If you choose to partner with Timber Works for harvesting your timber, you need not worry about such a situation. Our landowners are paid in full for each and every truck load before it leaves their property! This arrangement is spelled out in our timber harvest agreements, leaving no room for confusion or ambiguity regarding the terms of payment for their timber.

Ensure Trees Are Properly Marked and Accounted For

In cases of veneer or valuable species such as Black Walnut and White Oak, twice the average stumpage price still ends up being quite a bargain.
While a stumpage contract should relate only to a specific lot of timber, some companies include clauses that essentially allow them to cut trees beyond those agreed upon. Sometimes these clauses include the promise of paying “double stumpage” for the trees removed beyond those agreed to.

While it is hard to imagine what double stumpage actually means since it is never specifically described in these contracts, in practice this usually ends up being twice the average per board foot price on the entire harvest. In cases of veneer or valuable species such as Black Walnut and White Oak, twice the average stumpage price still ends up being quite a bargain.

Our logging contracts contain no such ambiguous clauses. We only harvest trees that are agreed upon by both parties before logging takes place. Land owners who contract our company are intricately involved in the selection process and are educated along the way regarding which trees should be harvested in order to balance the financial return from a timber harvest while maintaining the health and future productivity of a timber stand.

Schedule a free, no-obligation assessment of your standing timber today.

Ash Timber Prices Improve

pre-blight ash tree standing along road

Ash is a fairly wide reaching species of N. American hardwood with a range that includes all eastern states and several west of the Mississippi river. It is relatively shade intolerant and prefers popping up in open fields or taking advantage of canopy disturbances caused by storms or timber harvesting.

Though it has been a staple of the N. American forest for millenia, the introduction of an Asian beetle is threatening it with eventual extinction.

Ash: An Excellent Hardwood

White Ash has a strong terminal bud and exhibits natural self-pruning of lower limber, resulting in very straight grain that makes it well suited for baseball bats, tool handles and dimensional lumber used for things such as sofa frames and many other furniture components. Ash is second only to hickory for the use of tool handles due to its pliable strength—Ash will bend but not easily break under pressure.

Ash trees ability to self prune lower limbs results in fewer knots and, in general, higher-value lumber production. Along with Hard Maple and a minority of other species’, Ash is referred to as “white wood” among lumber suppliers because the sapwood is actually the desirable part of the tree—in most other N. American species of hardwood trees such as Cherry, Oak and Walnut, the sapwood is discarded in favor of the rich color and greater-strength of the heartwood.

The Economics of Emerald Ash Borer

The introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the hardwood stands of North America has been devastating to the Ash population, taking a once prevalent genus of the Appalachian forest and threatening it with eventual extinction. According to the Ohio Forestry Department the Emerald Ash Borer infects and eventually kills all Ash trees down to a mere 1″ in diameter. Unfortunately this invasive species will eventually be the end of the Ash population in N. America.

The short term affect of this blight on the Ash population served to sharply increase the inventory of Ash logs available to mills and other forest-products companies throughout the Midwest and Southern regions of the United States. The mechanism for this increase was simple—in an effort harvest the Ash before it died and lost its timber value, landowners opted to cut this wood heavily, thus flooding the market with supply.

Any basic course in economics stresses that the market price of a commodity is determined by the interplay of demand for the product and its supply. In this specific instance, the greatly increased supply of Ash on the open market led to a decrease in its value over the past several years.

As the borer spreads and lays waste to a greater and greater proportion of the Ash stand, this effect is beginning to show signs of abatement, with the promise of eventual reversal as supplies of the hardwood available for harvest get smaller and smaller. Essentially the supply of Ash is dwindling, resulting in higher prices for the trees.

Emerald Ash Borer is decimating the commercial viability of your stand of Ash timber.
This is bittersweet news for land owners in the southern Ohio and northern Appalachian region, where the presence of Emerald Ash Borer has yet to become widespread.

Landowners with remaining stands of healthy Ash trees are seeing the value of these trees increase to levels not seen for several years. In fact, the price of Ash trees have shown a solid 10 – 20% improvement over the past 6 months. Still, Emerald Ash Borer will eventually take all the Ash from our hardwood stands. If you own a stand of timber in southern Ohio, northern Kentucky or other areas of the northern Appalachian region you should have a qualified firm evaluate the composition and value of your stand of hardwood.

How Much is Your Ash Worth?

Emerald Ash Borer is decimating the commercial viability of your stand of Ash timber. Without dismissing the tragic nature of this event, it is essential that you act as a timber owner—harvest your Ash before it is too late!

For a no-obligation assessment of the value of your Ash trees contact Timber Works today!

Liability, Insurance and Logging

john deere skidder working in the woods

Logging timber is among the most dangerous, accident prone professions on the planet. Every day loggers work with falling trees, heavy rolling logs, steep inclines, heavy equipment and chainsaws!

The safety of our crew and insulating the landowners we harvest for from needless liability is at the top of the Timber Works’ priority list. Further, ensuring a safe work site is the most important component of ensuring the well-being and safety of our loggers. That’s why Timber Works utilizes best management practices on all of our sites. In addition, we observe all OSHA safety regulations and guidelines in accordance with maintaining a safe, accident-free work site.

Striving to Maintain a Safe Timber Harvest

Still, even when observing the stricktest safety standards, accidents can occasionally happen.
Ensuring our crews, equipment and the property of our landowners are safe throughout the logging process is our highest priority. There are specific actions taken by the crews of Timber Works to help with this goal.

For instance, our logging crews are required to wear protective leather chaps, hard hats as well as highly visible shirts made of “safety colors.” We also place highly visible signs that warn landowners and neighbors of the nature of the work taking place in the woods. Literally every aspect of the logging process is designed to minimize risk to our crew and anyone in contact with the site.

Still, even when observing the strictest safety standards, accidents can occasionally happen. That’s why it is essential that whatever logging company you choose to harvest your timber be fully licensed and insured.

Carrying Full Insurance Coverages Just in Case

Timber Works carries a full suite of liability insurances aimed at protecting both our interests as well as those of the landowners throughout the cutting, dragging and hauling process of the logs harvested.

Our liability insurance is specifically tailored to logging offering protection against property damage, fires, equipment accidents or injuries. While it is unfortunately quite common for logging companies to be under-insured and to lack workers compensation, Timber Works carries full workers compensation coverage against workplace injuries for our employees and our subcontractors—a rarity among our industry.

Taken together, our robust insurance coverage fully protects us and you against liability issues associated with harvesting your timber. This is just one of many ways Timber Works goes the extra mile for our customers and land owners.