Friday, June 11, 2010

Log it right!

Consult a trained forester in Wisconsin who will help you define goals for your woodlot. The DNR can provide limited free advice.Check a forester's years and type of experience; professional affiliations and training. Examine a logger's financial stability and records of timely payment; logging practi...ces; care of the site, roads, and remaining trees; safety record; and how salable timber is used. Be sure the logger has liability and workers' compensation insurance.Draw up a contract with both forester and logger. The WWOA has samples of such contracts. Have an attorney review the contracts.

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