Lol, that’s funny. I really don’t mind they stopped a lot of the federal logging in the high country here. Not a very good grow cycle and it is neat to be able to find a big pumpkin if a person feels the need.
Another thing is the computerized mills won’t take anything over 36”, so they can’t let that stuff grow too long or it ain’t worth **** unless it’s export grade and that ain’t likely from a young fat tree
Export, 8" here, domestic 5"Export top size depending on the yard is down to 7” now.
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Mills like manke make a fortune off the oversize. I used to do residential tree work on the weekends and a lot of backyard logging. I would send the oversize to a private mill and pay to have it milled before I’d give it away to manke or the like
Formark does the same thing, but at least the yards make sense, and you don't fear for you life driving through.Lol, well, manke does take just about everything which helps clean up some landings and make use of otherwise useless wood. It does feel like robbery when you send them some big rough logs though