Choose the Top Logging Experts in the Edwardsville, IL Area
Are you a timber landowner and need some of your timber taken care of? Look no further than us at Kalmer Lumber & Pallet. Our professional team is here to assist you with our logging service and timber processing for those in the Edwardsville, IL area. We not only help take the timber down, but we are also able to process it and sell it.
We at Kalmer Lumber & Pallet have been serving the Edwardsville, IL area for over 47 years with logging and timber processing. You can guarantee that we know exactly what we are doing, and we will be the ones that you can count on for all of your timber processing & logging needs.
Our Team’s Logging Process
Logging is referred to as a process of cutting, skidding, on-site processing, and loading of trees or logs onto trucks. We follow proper forest management which involves balancing biology and ecology with the economics of the harvest. At Kalmer Lumber & Pallet we can survey your property’s timber to find and estimate the volume and grades of the current timber to determine which will generate the most revenue for you.
The next step comes with cutting down or “felling” trees. To cut down a tree, someone from our team of workers makes four cuts: a top-bottom, back, and final felling cut. The goal of this technique is to leave a large hinge of wood between the bottom cut and felling cut in order to reduce the tree kickback. It also will help by providing greater control over where the tree will fall. This way we can prevent accidents or mishaps from happening while felling the tree.
Once a tree is on the ground, our team of loggers then begin to remove its limbs and cut it into logs. This is commonly referred to as the process of bucking. Bucking involves making cross-sectional cuts from the bottom of the tree to the top. This can help our team have an easier time of transporting the logs.
After bucking, then comes the moving of the logs from the forest to the landing & processing areas. Loggers move timber by winching several logs to a tractor and then dragging them through the forest along a designated trail. Preplanned skid trails help protect the forest floor by limiting soil compaction. This increases the soil’s ability to grow trees in the future. This way we can get the timber that you want out of the timber and still keeping the rest of your timberland in tact and healthy.
We Also Sell the Timber We Harvest
There is no such as an average timber stand. Not only do the economic values differ from wood to wood, but each landowner evaluations the values differently. At Kalmer Lumber & Pallet our goal is to help you generate the most value for your timberland!
The first step in selling timber is to meet with one of our professionals. After a walk-through of your timberland, we will ask you questions about your goals, objectives, concerns, and values. From this discussion, we will get a better understanding of what you want to accomplish.
All landowners selling timber want to make sure they are paid for what they deserve for their logs & timber wood. Our priority is to make sure each log that comes from your property is put in a market that will generate the best revenue. Sometimes this means the logs will be processed into different products such as lumber or wooden pallets.
Our loggers are some of the best loggers in the Edwardsville, IL area. We are devoted to taking care of the landowner’s property and treating it as if it was our own land. We are fully committed to following the best management practices that we can. This includes making sure that all of our loggers are well trained and are kept up on top of the latest logging methods and techniques that are popular in the industry.
If you have any questions about selling timber, make sure to call our office at (618) 248-5163. One of our team members will be able to help you with anything that you may need.