Harvesting lumber provides logs for our sawmill but also enables forests to thrive and grow more efficiently. Selective cutting plays a crucial role in this process. The goal of sustainability is to harvest the trees in such a way that doesn’t destroy the overall health of the forest. We make sure to take advantage of this method and maximize the growth and life of all trees.
Selective cutting or selective harvesting is the practice of harvesting a proportion of the trees in an area. By having specialists select the trees to be removed from this area you can minimize the adverse effects of harvesting timber from your property and even improve the area.
A typical sustainable forest will contain trees of all ages and often different species. As the trees mature they are felled and the natural wood is processed at saw mills. Felled trees are replaced with seedlings. In this way the forest is constantly renewed.
Not only does selective cutting benefit us by providing us with lumber, it proves to be extremely helpful to the trees and forests themselves. Cutting down older trees encourages diversity and growth, and thinning tree populations in some areas promotes healthier growth. Thinning out some trees will allow more sunlight to reach the other trees in the forest allowing them to thrive in the best way.
It is important to us to protect and respect where your floors come from. Both the lives of the trees and the lives of your floors will benefit, giving you a better longer lasting product. Selective cutting allows for a productive harvest and simultaneously allows sunlight and water to proficiently reach the trees that are still standing, allowing them to grow more efficiently.