One Majestic Red Oak Tree!
This majestic red oak tree was found in a woodlot located in Byron Michigan a village of Shiawassee County . A selective timber harvest was performed. The woodlot had an abundance of young timber and the promise of a future harvest.
Yes, this tree was included in the selective harvest. Some might say "What a shame to cut that beautiful tree!" Although we do greatly respect the beauty of it and stood in awe, we also understand that a tree this size has come to the end of it's life. Trees this size very likely have internal issues, as trees generally die from the inside out. If this tree was left alone and stood to die, than all value for the property owner would have eventually been lost! (This tree brought an approximate $2000.00 to the landowner).
So, by harvesting this red oak tree, the younger less mature hardwoods in close proximity were released to the opportunity to grow to their full capacity, by receiving much needed sunlight as well as taking up the nutrients in the ground that the massive root system had been using.
We are sure this tree made many pieces of beautiful furniture. Furniture to be used and admired and handed down for years come.
Michigan's Forests Are Growing!
Did you know...Michigan's forests are growing 2 1/2 times more wood than what is being harvested?
Each year Michigan forests grow an additional 1032 million cubic feet . For example, a forest of 500 trees,each with a trunk of at least 5" in diameter, with each tree representing 53.2 million cubic feet of standing timber, will grow an additional 19.4 trees.
(Annual growth on timbered land averages 55 cubic feet of wood per year)
Most species of trees in Michigan regenerate naturally from seeds, and after harvesting, through root or stump sprouts. In addition , over 30 million trees are planted each year.
Timber, like wildlife, can be stored only to a certain level. As timber ages, nature reclaims some of the trees. Each year 202 million cubic feet are lost to insects, disease and other natural causes.
This is why it is extremely important to actively manage and harvest your standing timber before this occurrence as the value of the standing timber decreases overall. Forest managers, like Greater Michigan Timber Management, help to control the rate of harvest to assure a sustainable supply of forestry resources, both present and future.
David & Valerie Zimmer
Buyers of standing timber and owners of Greater Michigan Timber Management, a Forest and Timber Management company located in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.
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Greater Michigan Timber Management. Buyers of standing timber. Specializing in sustainable forestry management and sound stewardship practices.
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