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Legacy Land & Timber is a company of professional foresters dedicated to helping landowners achieve responsible and sustainable timber management. We use sound scientific methods and proven implementation techniques to maintain healthy ecosystems while providing the best possible return on your land investment.

About Our Company Legacy And Timber’s Logging, Timber Management and Land Clearing Services in East & South Texas

Here is a brief overview of many of the terms associated with the Legacy Land & Timber company.

Logging

There are many companies in the world today that specialize in what is called logging. It is this process by which trees are harvested from the forest. This can be done in one of two ways. They can clear cut entire areas, removing all but a couple of trees that are supposed to eventually seed the entire area. The other type of harvesting is where they will actually measure the trees, taking only those that are much larger that meet certain requirements.

A logger is an individual that is part of the team of people that will go into a forest in order to cut the trees down. They are typically equipped with some type of a tool, such as a chainsaw, that will enable them to fall the trees very easily. These are subsequently stacked after the branches have been cut off and will be taken to a lumber mill via truck.

Clearcutting

As mentioned before, when you clear cut an area, you are taking down almost every tree in a particular region. These can be very small, or they can be quite extensive, often leaving what look like empty holes when flying over it in an airplane. Clearcutting is the least expensive way for a logging company to remove trees. If it is done properly, the trees will grow back. They may even schedule a time to bring seedlings into repopulate the area.

Timber Management

A timber sale is a transaction that typically involves the owner of the land upon which trees are growing and the lumber company that is going to harvest the trees. There are many individuals, as well as companies, that have enormous landholdings. In the United States, the US Forest Service is also owns a substantial amount of the land upon which trees grow. There are timber sales all the time between this federal institution and individual companies that log trees for a living.

Appraisal

Timber appraisals can happen in two different ways. First of all, an individual will be sent out into an area to measure and evaluate trees. Although they will not measure them all, they will take a small sampling, and using certain calculations, determine the value of the trees that are to be sold. This can also be done once they are at the lumber mill, usually the result of verifying the value of the trees that they have just purchased.

Our Log Buyers

Lumber companies will employ what are called timber buyers. These are the individuals that are sent out to land owners in order to negotiate the sale of trees. They are the ones that will be responsible for the paperwork, as well as the evaluation of the findings of timber appraisers that have provided them with their calculations.

The management of trees references a couple different strategies. First of all, timber management teams are looking at different ways to harvest the trees. They also take into account how the harvesting can actually help the forest. This is sometimes used as a way of negotiating with people who may not want to sell their trees. The goal is to always keep the forests as healthy as possible so they will continue to produce trees that can be sold at a later point in time.

Planning

Timber management teams are always going to have a management plan. This is required as part of their job, but it also serves as a form of information that can be used to the buyers advantage. Conversely, those that own the land may also have their own management plan that is designed to prevent the sale of trees. When they come together, they can compare notes and eventually come to some type of equitable decision.

Streamside Management Zone

In many locations where trees are harvested, there will be a streamside management zone. These typically include areas where contaminants are managed as a result of trees being harvested. They can also be used to ensure that certain areas are not harvested so as to prevent flooding. Once trees are removed, and the roots begin to rot, more sediment can roll down the hills into the rivers causing significant problems.

Tax & Exemptions

Almost every type of good that is sold is going to be taxed. As a result of that, the amount of taxes must be determined prior to the sale of the timber. This will go to both federal and state entities that are responsible for collecting taxes. These are always incorporated into the sale of the trees, leading to the final price.

Once the studies have been done, there are certain areas where timber cannot be extracted. Part of that will be because of streamside management zones, whereas others may have to do with protected areas for wildlife. These areas will be marked off so that tree harvesters will not inadvertently take the wrong ones.

Once all of this information has been gathered, a timber management plan will be created. There is likely one in place already, but a subsequent one must be designed that will conform to all of the trees that will be taken. From that point forward, the management plan will change so as to prevent further harvesting in areas that would be compromised if anymore timber was removed.

Harvesting of Timber Trees

Harvesting timber is a very complex process that involves a substantial amount of planning, heavy equipment, and a plan of action that is executed that conforms with local laws and agreements. Once that plan has been agreed upon, those that are harvesting the timber must conform to it or could face certain penalties.

Sell or Buy

The sale of timber is an integral part of society. Every home that you live in, and many of the structures that house businesses, are going to be made of timber to some degree. Single-family homes use quite a bit of this. Even large-scale skyscrapers are going to have timber that is converted into furniture that is used at these facilities.

Pine Plantation

There are certain trees called pine trees that are actually specifically grown in one area. These are grown for the express purpose of harvesting them once they reach a certain size. It’s one of the ways that people are able to get a specific type of lumber when they are doing timber harvesting.

Stump Grinding

If you want to remove stumps that are in the ground, one of the easiest ways to do this is called stump grinding. Instead of using chemicals, or some type of organic approach, this can simply remove the stumps in a very short period of time. The machinery can be expensive, and it might be time consuming if the stumps are quite large. It only goes to the ground level, and once the dirt is over the flat portion, it will be as if the tree was never there.

Logging Debris Cleanup

One of the most important aspects of logging has to do with the cleanup operations. When they bring in all of their equipment, and removed the branches from the trees, there is going to be a substantial amount of debris. This can be removed and a couple different ways. They can bring in a large chipper that will essentially shred the trees into very small chips which are sprayed out into the forest where they will decompose. The other option is to bring all of the debris with them to their place of business where they will also be chipped up, but that debris can be used in cogeneration plants in order to produce fuel. In many cases, this is the best option because the company that has purchased the lumber actually owns the branches as well. As long as it is cost effective, this is something that many businesses will do in order to get the most out of every timber sale.

Mulching

This is a process by which this material that is chipped up is spread across the ground. You have probably heard this term before if you have done gardening. It is also something that occurs if you are using a lawnmower and you are not catching the grass in the bag. Mulch can come in many different forms including bark, hay, leaves, and even sawdust. Mulching for timber harvesting companies typically pertains to sawdust, bark, and shredded bark that can be sold or used for other purposes.

Land Clearing and Brush Removal

We also offer land clearing and removal services in addition to us being professional loggers in Texas.

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