Forests and Timber
When we log we change the forest, so
a management plan helps us to know what kind of changes
we might expect from the harvest of the trees. Once we have
a plan, then we can decide on how we want to harvest the
trees in order to meet the needs of the landowner or forest
manager, while minimizing damages to the forest as a whole.
Besides providing timber, we cut trees for many other reasons,
such as creating new wildlife habitat, forage production,
and water management.
||We can log trees for
wood products or as a way of controlling forest vegetation.
In both cases we receive the economic benefit of the
wood product. As a result, logging provides us Oregonians
with a lot of jobs! When trees are logged we have people
working in the forest cutting trees (fallers)...
and Water Quality
||...hauling logs to
the landing, cutting logs to size (buckers), and loading
the logs from the landing onto trucks.