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Where are you located?
We are located in Chambersburg Pennsylvania, about 1 hour south of Harrisburg, PA. We are close to Hagerstown, MD, Gettysburg, PA and Carlisle, PA.
What kind of wood do you sell?
We sell species that are native to our local area in the Appalachian region. Readily available woods include red oak, white oak, poplar, birch, maple, ash and black walnut. We also have a more limited supply of cherry and “native exotics” such as sycamore, sassafras, elm, black locust, and catalpa. Sometimes we have pine and hemlock.
What size wood do you sell?
We cut green lumber to your dimensions. We have a limited supply of air-dried boards for woodworking projects.
Do you sell retail?
We are primarily a wholesale operation. We also have a retail operation for local pick up. We are too small for the process mail-order.
I have a tree that I want sawn into boards. Will your sawmill cut it?
Yes, we do custom sawing. Bring us your logs and we'll cut them for you.
How do you price your mulch and or woodchips?
We price by the cubic yard. To measure trucks for cubic yardage when picking up: multiply in feet, body length X width X height and divide by 27 cubic feet = cubic yard capacity.
Do you sell firewood?
Yes. We sell the slabs (first-cuts off the saw) as firewood. We are not in the business or cordwood.
Is wood wasted during the process?
No. when a tree is harvested, our approach recovers nearly all the wood products. Our milling process converts logs to lumber, sawdust, firewood, woodchips, and landscape mulch – assuring virtually no waste from the process.
From whom do you purchase trees?
Most of the timber we purchase are from private landowners with several acre woodlots or mountain tracts.
How far do you travel to harvest trees?
We buy trees within 60-mile radius of the mill located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Do you selectively harvest?
Yes, most landowners request that we selectively harvest timber. This method removes the older trees so that the younger trees can grow on a less crowded forest floor with access to vital nutrients and sunlight.
Do you clear cut?
Yes, clear cutting is an effective forestry method, particularly for regenerating an even-aged, stagnant forest. Clear-cutting is also done when a forest is converted to crop land, habitat covers, food plots, development uses or is destroyed by disease, infection or storm.
Do you plan trees after harvest?
No, in the Appalachian region the forest type is continually regenerating naturally. As trees are harvested, the soil disturbance and increased penetration of sunlight assist seed germination and stimulate the natural growth of seedlings. No planting is necessary.
Are older, mature trees better for the environment?
No, as the trees age and reach maturity they consume more oxygen and produce more carbon dioxide. A younger, actively harvested, and regenerating forests absorbs far more carbon dioxide and is a vigorous generator of oxygen. For a young tree to grow a pound of wood, it typically uses a pound-and-a-half of carbon dioxide and releases a pound of oxygen.
Is my timber ready to harvest?
We will examine your timber without obligating you in any way whatsoever. If you have timber ready to harvest, we will submit a proposal to buy it. If your timber should grow more before harvesting, we will tell you and offer to come back later.
When do I get paid for my trees?
We will work with you to offer an upfront and regular payment schedule that meets your needs.
How long will cutting take?
We can tailor our harvesting schedule to meet your needs. Most of our agreements are 12 to 18 months to allow for changes in weather and market conditions.
What are my responsibilities?
Verifying that the marked trees are on your property and guaranteeing title to then.