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Author Topic: Forest Salvage Inland Fir  (Read 7276 times)

Offline goody_1221

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Forest Salvage Inland Fir
« on: July 18, 2008, 09:40:43 AM »
Can anyone recommend a mill to get FSIF from?

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Re: Forest Salvage Inland Fir
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 10:21:21 AM »
Welcome to the club. I bet the advice you seek will be along soon. We don't do timber framing in Oklahoma. :laugh:
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Re: Forest Salvage Inland Fir
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 11:42:23 AM »
Where are you located? 
Inland is a large area and what exactly is FSIF?
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Re: Forest Salvage Inland Fir
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 11:47:51 AM »
FSIF = Forest Salvage Inland Fir

All it has to be is forest salvage fir.   Inland or coastal really does not matter.  I guess you could call it dead standing fir also.

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Re: Forest Salvage Inland Fir
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 12:44:24 PM »
Welcome to the site Gooody! 

Sounds like thats up SteveM's alley.  He has been working on convincing the powers to be to salvage the wind blown trees in the Northwest. Not sure where it stands now but between Frank and Steve they should have the info your looking for. 
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Re: Forest Salvage Inland Fir
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008, 08:49:45 PM »
The confirming information I have right now is that a logger or two have been killed trying to get to some of the timber that has been windblown.  It is like walking in amongst a pile of pick-up-sticks.  Or, some lighted sticks of explosives.  One cut the wrong way and a whole hillside can come down on you.  One never knows.  Many cutters, I have heard, have refused to work under or in those kinds of conditions.

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Re: Forest Salvage Inland Fir
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 02:02:06 AM »
I'm currently in contact with the Forestry Service in Sisters, Oregon about buying standing dead, both fire kill and bug kill.  I want to run a test and see what kind of yield I can get.  My specs were D. Fir or Hem-fir, 12" top and nothing bigger than 42" (at which he laughed).  They had 2/3 of there district burn down three years ago and there is still a lot of dead trees around.  Top rot and lots of bugs in the bark, probably some stump rot too. 
Compared to State lands the USFS and BLM are easy to work with.  Much of the wood is true fir (Red, White, Alpine, and Shasta) right on the crest of the Cascades. Probably not much Western Hemlock, but some.

I'd think the mills around Bend and Redmond Oregon been cutting the salvaged trees these last three years.  The ranger I talked with mentioned all the hoops and studies that had to happen before the wood could be salvaged.  So if you see a tree hugger with charcoal on his face he's be hugging burnt trees.

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Re: Forest Salvage Inland Fir
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2008, 01:48:44 PM »
Well, what have you decided to do with the lumber from the burned over area?  Sometimes the wood is more interesting and worth more, dollar wise.