Timber harvesting is an integral part of forest management.
I have always tried to cut trees when they are at their most dormant state. This would be January into early February (in western Washington). The reason for this is that there is less moisture to dry out of the wood in the drying process. Cutting in late September/early October has been the least amount of sap and lightest weight (easiest to handle) logs.
Winter cut was not much different, but by late February the sap begins flowing. Trees I have cut in March bled as the saw went through, and sap ran down the.
Sep 04, This makes it easier to cut down your tree and mill it into lumber. It also decreases the amount of drying time required. Sap levels are highest during the warmer shrubpruning.barg: january. Dec 15, Cut all my wood in December and January bucked split and stacked February, March piled north, south and top covered at all times, Just pulled 2 splits from the who cut trees all year round saying that cutting the tree in full leaf and letting the tree dry out thru the leaves expidites the seasoning.
For spring cutting shrubpruning.barted Reading Time: 9 mins. Often, the larger the sale, the higher the price per unit of wood that can be offered. It can be more costly per unit of wood removed to cut only a few, selected trees, rather than cut most or all trees in the stand. The greater the harvest expense per tree, the less the harvester may be willing to pay for the shrubpruning.barg: january.