Sawmilling Crotch Wood

While the American timber industry routinely wastes the most beautiful wood in a tree - a Timber Grower should be smarter.

I always cut off a crotch well above the saddle, and sawmill the crotch wood as part of a longer log.   Having this character wood dried in long boards helps keep the wood flat.

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After the lumber is kiln dried, there are many options to earn high values from this beautiful wood.   We choose to earn $10 - $50 per board foot for this wood that a logger leaves laying in the field for someone to clean up.

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