city lot 3 loads need sold

Asked October 27, 2020, 2:34 PM EDT

We have three loads of logs in Coos Bay on our property that needs to be logged and hauled away. We need help finding a small logging business to come and get the timber.

Coos County Oregon

1 Response

Hi there,
Thanks for using Ask an Expert. There are a number of things to consider prior to harvesting: you will need to file a notification of operations with the Oregon Department of Forestry prior to harvest and check with the city to make sure of any additional required city permits (road flagger, other?), ensure that you know where your property lines are, determine how you are going to sell the logs (are you going to work with a mill yourself or is your forester or logger going to take care of this part?), you will need to clearly designate the trees that you want removed, are there special features that need protecting (homes, powerlines, fences, etc?), I recommend inviting at least three loggers to bid on the project, ensure that the logger has the required insurance, have the logger list you as additionally insured (this is a certificate of additional insured). This is by no means a complete list, for a more complete overview of the process I recommend reading a short publication on small scale harvesting for woodland owners https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9129 and choosing a logging contractor https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9170

In terms of finding a logger, the Oregon forest industry directory lists some loggers in the area: https://www.orforestdirectory.com/ on the top menu bar select services, this will then give you a menu with many categories to select from. The Associated Oregon Loggers (AOL) has a list of loggers and contractors for each area. Here is their website: http://www.oregonloggers.org/Opl_Directory.aspx I hope this helps, let me know if you have additional questions. You can also contact the Oregon Department of Forestry Stewardship Forester assigned to your area: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/working/Pages/findaforester.aspx