Achieve your goals in regards to your timberland.
Bricker Lumber is proud to provide timber harvesting for landowners within a 60-mile radius of our mill in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. We do five types of harvesting: select cutting, clear cutting, landowner specific, habitat and wildlife, food plot opening.
We strive to wisely manage our forests for future generations to enjoy.
Trees are a renewable resource and reforestation is a sustainable process that takes place naturally. We harvest timber, which helps you manage your woodland.
REGENERATION WITH NATURE
Nearly every forest in our surrounding area has been harvested in the past – most several times and yet maintaining their forested condition. As older trees are removed, the openings in the forest cause soil disturbance and increase sunlight. This assists in seed germination and stimulates new growth as young, healthy trees thrive.
We use fully mechanized equipment and the best forestry techniques available.
REMOVAL AND MANAGEMENT
Trees are directionally felled using chainsaws and wedges, with stumps cut low to the ground. Each tree is skidded from the woods to a log loading area and then cut, loaded on a tri-axle truck, and hauled to the mill. Some tracts require site work for the haul roads, loading areas, or stream crossings – all done with planning and care.
We work with private landowners within a 60-mile radius of our mill in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. We can meet with you to discuss harvesting options and your objectives. We’d be happy to arrange an appointment convenient for you.Contact Us
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 cropland, habitat covers, food plots, development uses or is destroyed by disease, infection or storm.
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 plant 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 forest 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.
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.
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.
We buy local timber
We are always buying standing timber to supply logs for our sawmill. If you own five or more acres or merchantable timber, we would be happy to take a look and give you an estimate on the value of your timber.Learn More