Sugar maple or Hard Maple, best known for its bright fall foliage and being the primary source of maple syrup is one of the most common trees in Michigan's northern hardwoods. Sugar maple, in some areas, will tend to dominate northern hardwood stands because new seedlings can survive low light levels and roots can penetrate leaf layers.
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As a woodlot owner, I know that many of you out there cut your own firewood. As an experienced user, we have been owners of Husqvarna and Steel chainsaws for more than 35 years. Our own "Huskey" is still running like new after 30 years of use!
There are a lot of brands to choose from out there and there are a lot of models within each brand. But I have to say "Spend a little more and get the best!" Husqvarna and Steel will give you a life time of reusable service.
Of course proper maintenance is key. You want to make sure you keep your chain sharp, a dull chain will cause unnecessary over revving to cut through your piece of wood. Secondly, make sure your oil and gas mixture is properly maintained. Nothing will burn a chainsaw up faster than an incorrect gas and oil mixture.
Needles to say, always use proper safety practices. Wear safety chaps and eye protection!
Autumn in Michigan is most certainly a time of change....More to come
We can help you determine if your standing hardwood timber is overly dense. It is possible that a selective, sustainable harvest would benefit the health of your standing timber and release the younger trees to grow without restraint.
Feel free to contact us today!
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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.
Call us for all your forest management needs at
(989) 390-0705 or
We are happy to answer any question you may have.
Greater Michigan Timber Management. Buyers of standing timber. Specializing in sustainable forestry management and sound stewardship practices.
Greater Michigan Timber Management: The timber management company that cares!