Once we have assessed your forest and obtained a PNF plan (logging approval), we are ready to start logging your land. We engage one of our reputable logging contractors to undertake the sustainable logging of your forest. However, there are other activities that may need consideration before, during and/or after logging.
You may elect to have a Timber Purchase Agreement (TPA) in place. The TPA is a legally binding agreement between the landowner and North Coast Forest Management and outlines the royalty rates, payment terms, conditions of sale and the subsequent purchase of your trees.
The location, species, size and quality of your trees determines the number of suitable sawmills they can be offered and sold to. Each of these sawmills is unique in what they require and ultimately produce from your trees. We have a very good understanding of their requirements and therefore can maximise the financial returns from your forest.
In some cases it may be necessary to mark your boundaries to be sure that the contractor doesn’t accidentally cross over onto your neighbours property, state forest, national parks or nature reserves. Heavy penalties apply when logging outside the approved area, and we certainly don’t want to remove any trees that don’t belong to you.
The identification process that takes place to determine which trees are to be harvested is undertaken by the harvester operator. Predominately we harvest trees that have reached or are beyond their potential leaving behind predominately adolescent and a number of mature aged trees for the ongoing sustainability of your forest. We take particular care to avoid damaging the remaining trees. The techniques we use for logging your land is all about sustainable forest management practices so we can revisit your forest at a future date.
During the harvest the logging contractor measures and grades each sawlog. We perform random onsite audits of each operation to make sure measurements are recorded correctly and in addition, carry out a full administrative check of measurements on completion of each load for fairness and correctness.
So if you are thinking of getting your forest assessed, give us a call on 0427 585 800 or click here. It’s free.