Timber Buying: Tools of the Trade

Timber Buying: Tools of the Trade

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 […]

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Buying blown down timber and logs

Buying blown down timber and logs

We have been contacted by many in the area regarding the salvaging of blown down timber caused by the recent storms.   In most cases we are not able to work in the areas of damage because of the residential nature. And liability insurance restrictions.  However…. we are able to buy certain species of logs […]

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Big News in the Northwoods

Big News in the Northwoods

We are proud to announce that going into 2015, we will be a full-service logging company as well as a working sawmill. The move has created seven new jobs , and increased the efficiency of our timber and log flow. The Logging division, will be known as “roots”, and will be managed by Tom Fleet. The division […]

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Breaking Ground on Our New Building

Breaking Ground on Our New Building

We are very excited to announce that we will begin breaking ground on a new building to replace the one that was caved in by snow back in early April. The new construction will link all of our buildings together, and provide an excellent workplace for our Lumber Inspectors to do their thing. The new […]

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New Year, Old Values

New Year,  Old Values

The New Year brings us a clean slate, a reset button if you will. All the negative things from 2013 are gone, the scoreboard reads zeros. That’s good, but we also recognize that we are able to go forward only because of our core values and beliefs that guide our way on a daily basis. […]

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Winter Harvesting

Winter Harvesting

The winter season is finally upon us. While we love to play in this winter wonderland of Northern Michigan, it is also our specialty to perform our job out in the winter elements. A selective hardwood harvest can be performed at any month of the year when done with care. But during the cold months […]

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2014 Marks Our 20th Anniversary

2014 Marks Our 20th Anniversary

It is with my extreme pleasure to announce that this upcoming year, 2014, will mark our 20th year of existence in Northern Michigan! I am very proud of all our employees, past and present, who were/are instrumental in our success on a daily basis. Without their hard work, dedication, and attention to detail we would […]

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We’re a Proud Sponsor of Carter’s Compost

We’re a Proud Sponsor of Carter’s Compost

Silver Leaf Sawmill is proud to be a sponsor of Carter’s Compost, Traverse City’s bike powered, small scale, neighborhood kitchen scrap pickup service, which was started by a young boy named Carter. Carter is now 8 years old. Carter helps neighbors reduce their waste, save landfill space, and build awesome garden soil to then grow yummy vegetables […]

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A Welcome From Our President

Over the past 20 years our team has reached agreements with thousands of landowners and foresters in the state. We take much pride in these agreements; I feel they are the catalyst which holds our business together. They speak to our dedication to a two-way street with all we do business with. Our goal is […]

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