There are several ways for responsible IL logging companies to avoid causing harm to precious forestry. Everything we do can affect the overall health of your trees. That is why Walnut Timber Buyers follows specific processes while logging, skidding and cleaning up to minimize our footprint on your forest. Who knows? We may be back to harvest again in a few short years. That’s our hope anyway. Regardless, our first goal, aside from safety, is to ensure your trees remain in good health for years to come. That is what we promise our clients in IL and MO.
Those that doubt the level of skill required of loggers in IL might do well to consider the thought that goes into preparing to cut and fell a large tree. Mastering the craft includes coming up with resourceful workarounds in situations where ideal practices just aren’t possible. While we can’t follow all “best practices” every single time, we certainly try. These are a few things we take into consideration before we begin:
Smaller trees may not withstand the impact of a much larger, fallen tree. In addition, this method means less spring poles to sidestep as we work, which is much safer. As a landowner, you may never have seen a logger get whacked by a spring pole, but it’s nothing to joke about.
Once we set the logging cable, we prefer to reuse the same path over and over. When possible, we avoid turns to reduces the impact on surrounding saplings as the log are pulled from the forest.
In circumstances where we are unable to avoid damage, we take care to refresh the area. For example, we may pave trails or even build roads to cover nasty skidder tracks.
If you seek an Illinois logging company that cares about the longevity of your forest, the answer is simple. Just call Walnut Timber Buyers at 309-204-9325 or contact us online to schedule a free appraisal. As experienced loggers in IL and surrounding states, our crew knows the right steps to take to safeguard your land, so it will prosper for years to come.