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Are you in need of firewood and just like many of us there aren't enough hours in a day to get it? With the help of Silver Leaf Sawmill, we can have it split and delivered to you! Contact us for more information on this great deal!
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Cutting firewood is not easy, especially due to weather conditions. This year though, Mother Nature decided to gift us with a longer warmer Fall. With the weather conditions 10-15 degrees warmer, we are able to get more things done before the S word starts to fly. I dread winter time along with many other people that burn wood for their source of heat. You should cut the amount of firewood you think you'll use, plus an extra 30% more to be prepared for unexpected weather conditions and other surprises. I was always told its better to be safe than sorry, so with that being said, come on in and get stocked up on any last minute firewood that you need!
This is the BEST time of year to be in the woods! I love the crisp autumn mornings, cooler weather, and the way that the green leaves change to brilliant red, gold, and orange. When the color tour begins it's a special season for everyone in Northern Michigan. Folks come from all over to witness the glory of our most colorful months. Fall is also a great time for logging! Contact our office if you have been thinking about harvesting some of your trees. Our very knowledgeable Timber Buyers can help you plan the perfect harvest for your wood lot. Let us help you manage your woods to have a lucrative harvest now, and in the future!
We just got word from our bank that we can now offer financing to qualified buyers. This is a great thing for those of you that were contemplating the purchase of a wood processor but don't want to take a dig into the bank account. Come on in or make an appointment and check out the simpler, less hassle filled way to cut and split your wood for the winter!
Many landowners are seeking Timber Management, but are confused by the length of our Timber Agreements. Most of our contracts are good for 18 months, and some are 24 months. Why do we do it this way? Why the long wait? There are certain times of the year when logging is slowed down considerably. Every spring in Northern Michigan there are Frost Laws that restrict the amount of weight that can be hauled by trucks on certain roads. Over the course of winter the ground under the road becomes frozen, and in the late winter and spring that ground begins to thaw. The thaw traps water between the asphalt road surface and the still frozen frost layer underneath; this condition [...]
Thinking about harvesting your trees? Not sure if the time is right? Michigan's total acreage of Timberland is at it's highest estimate since 1980, an increase of nearly two million acres. The majority of the trees are in Northern Lower Michigan. Right in our backyard! The time is right! In 2014, nearly 800 million ft^3 of timber grew in Michigan. While 350 million ft^3 of timber was harvested in 2014, 390 million ft^3 died standing and lost all of their value for timber. Most of those lost trees could have been utilized. We need your help to ensure that more trees are not wasted in the future. Our Foresters are available to work with you on a plan to manage [...]
2015 is nearly gone, but the new year is looking bright! We look forward to manufacturing Northern Michigan's finest hardwood lumber again in 2016. We would like to heartily thank our staff for all of their hard work and expertise, our customers who know that we offer the best hardwood lumber, and the land owners whose trust in Silver Leaf allows us to carefully manage this beautiful and renewable resource. Happy Holidays and a Merry New Year wishes from the Silver Leaf Sawmill Family! If you haven't seen out Sawmill Tour Video, check it out! https://youtu.be/ThBYz6vvUdM
How do our Timber Buyers keep track of all of those trees? With a few special tools, it is easy! The most important tool a Timber Buyer uses is a compass. Without obviously marked property lines, use of a sight line compass and the appropriate plat map is the best way to determine where property lines are. You can rest assured knowing that our Timber Buyers are able to accurately define your property lines. The Cruising Stick is another crucial tool for a Timber Buyer. A Cruising Stick looks like any measuring stick, but it has specific increments for determining the board footage of a given tree. The results vary wildly without a consistent method of scaling standing timber; the Cruising Stick [...]