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Re: Options for Adding Value
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2005, 06:56:43 AM »
Hi Devo,
Don't know if you've heard of them but check out www.loyalistforest.com  They are not too far away from you and sound like they support good logging practices.  
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2005, 06:00:01 PM »
Thanks Indy, I hadn't known about them. I checked out thier website, and found the posted prices to be a little lower than what I'm getting from my current buyer. I should have mentioned earlier that my problem is only with the pulp, I have an excelent relationship with a sawmill for my sawlogs.
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Re: Options for Adding Value
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2005, 06:29:42 PM »
This might have been covered a bit in one of the messages i skiped but you guys are all having fun and I wnathe to add a thought.

When I have the opportunity I enjoy visiting mills.  I talked to a couple over the years that have addressed their added value / Profitability issues by doing more grading and finding markets for the higher grade product that gets produced.  I also think you are taking a great aproach - looking for the opportunity.

Could take a little time to cultivate some higher grade markets.  Shouldn't hurt to check.
Good luck with your project.

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« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2005, 07:28:54 PM »
Thank you to everyone that has replied ( and encouraged ) so far. Between my own ideas, some of which a pretty dumb, and those suggested by members here, this is part of what I have so far:

  • Scragg Mill
  • Ship by rail to another mill
  • Firewood
  • Mulch/Shavings/Animal bedding


Looking at this from the point of veiw that all that pulp is a cheap source of BTUs, here are some more:

  • Firewood Kiln
  • Set up Kiln to do contract drying
  • Have my good logs sawn up for me and dry them myself, then sell the lumber
  • Vacuum kiln for drying large timbers
  • Some sorta biofuel/electric generation setup
  • Greenhouse for winter veggies to sell
  • Greenhouse to grow tree seedling to sell (i kinda like the irony of that one)


In my mind at least each has its good and bad points. I have a cedar bush to work in till spring breakup, and after that I have to at least have a plan in place, if not in action. I'm curiuos to see what you folks think. Commence laughing!
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Re: Options for Adding Value
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2005, 07:55:17 PM »
 The last two ideas are great. You can use a lot of low grade wood to heat the greenhouses.
 Im really thinking of the kiln dried firewood to value add to my thinning operation.
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