You may ask, "Are my trees growing to close together?" As you can see in the photos above, it does happen.
more to come......
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.
Our forests are precious
Just like anything precious, we cannot take our forests and woodlands for granted!
We care about you, the land owner. We know and understand your concerns when it comes to your timbered parcels and woodlots.
We care about the environment and the future of our timbered land. We understand the importance, not only to us, but to the generations to come.
The future of our woodlands depend on the practices of today and that is why we adhere to a commitment to the highest forest stewardship ethic.
Many property owners ask, "How much wood is in that tree?". With this question they are usually referring to the marketable portion of the wood contained in the tree and basically the part of the tree that they will get paid for. This is considered volume.
The volume of each tree is determined by measuring the diameter DBH (at breast height) and then estimating how many feet high up that tree will make logs and then pulpwood.
Each log contained in the tree will be 8', 10' or 12'. It takes a trained eye to make this determination.
The equation is then determined using a log scale to calculate the tree volume by the measurements. The three common log scales used in Michigan are the Doyle, Scribner and the International. We choose to use the International scale ( it is the most accurate and fairest). You can read more about log scales here.
At approximately 4" to 6" the remaining wood is firewood, of course, depending on the species.
Michigan is rich with forest land!
Did you know, Michigan has over 20 million acres of forest? This includes federal, state and private, with 34% of Michigan's forests held by private forest land owners.
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!