After the trees have been marked for selective harvest, our timber crews bring equipment to the worksite for the harvest. We have two crews with several years of experience and training to cut, skid and haul our customers’ timber from the woodland to the sawmill to be processed. Our cutters use their knowledge of the timber to directionally fall trees in order to promote future growth of immature trees.
When the trees have been measured and cut to desired length of logs, they are all scaled here in the yard, where every foot of every tree is recorded for the customer. The logs are then processed by our sawyer. The sawyer’s expertise allows us to maximize the grade for every log we process. The logs are sawed into rough-cut green lumber and resold to manufactures around the country, who will further process the wood.
The lumber material ends up in furniture, flooring, kitchen cabinets, molding, and other wood products. The center of the logs, also known as the hearts of the tree, are sold as railroad ties and cants for pallets. The slabs of every log are either cut into dump truck loads of 2ft pieces or bundled as 8ft slabs. All of the bark and sawdust is piled and sold for bedding, mulch, or composting.
Many of the trees that we harvest are of high quality and are resold into the world market.Through a Grau Logs and Lumber tradition of selling quality products, we have established relationships with log buyers all over the world, allowing us to be competitive in every aspect of purchasing logs and timber.