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FROM SUSTAINABLY MANAGED PRIVATE FORESTS
Welcome to our Firewood-to-Cut program in front-range Colorado. Greenleaf and Lankford Foresters, Inc. are your best connections to a personal source of forest products and uses near you. Let us serve you with access to choice private land and enjoyable outdoor activities for productive fun, learning, and profit.
Give us a call at 719-429-4404. We will tailor a cutting opportunity for you.
-Len Lankford, President and Forester
Your own private cutting area with 2WD and 4WD access
Ample removal times
Freedom of choice to Sell or keep wood for personal use
Wood under 2.5" diameter is free with purchase
WHOLESALE & READY NOW:
To get the lowest prices, start early, shop our listings carefully, combine products and purchase larger volumes. Groups welcome! You may use the wood personally or for business.
TYPES OF FIREWOOD-TO-CUT SALES:
We customize your sale to fit your needs as follows:
Firewood cutting areas. All sales get their own designated site or marked trees; no one else will be cutting there. You are shown a choice of exclusive sites within each location so the sale can best meet your needs.
Measurements of volumes are either.
Forester-scaled (forester determines quantities): Standing trees selectively marked for forest improvement thinning and measured. You may get
Buyer-scaled (buyer measures quantities):Trees are marked or designated and the cut wood measured on loaded trucks,recorded and reported to the forester.
type: you can choose species and either:
Dead wood: Seasoned mixed-size wood that is lighter to load and haul and in many cases already cut down. Some wood is left after sawtimber logging or blown down. Insect-killed wood is usually treated on site before removal so there is no danger. May have some mixed green wood.
Green wood: Concentration of marked trees in new cutting areas, allowing most efficient cutting with best choice of access and tree sizes.
Seasoned wood: Pre-cut wood seasoned for several months either in the woods or in stockpiles. Our premium wood.
Special sales: Involve rebates or trades for special harvesting work and slash hauling. Ask for details.
Normal time limits (flexible): 5 cords-1 month, 10 cords-2 months, 25 cords-4 months, 50 cords-6 months. Other quantities and products have similar time limits. Sales starting late in the fall may run into the next year.
Add to your sale or start a new one in the same location. We will reserve your area when possible from year to year so you can continue to have the cutting area you want.
A sales contract defines job specifications as to orderly progression, low stumps and slash treatment. Most sales have security deposits and possible extension fees to guarantee job quality, timely completion, and security of restricted cutting areas. Normal deposits equal $50-$150, or $5/cord, and are refundable upon meeting specifications.
Note: Quantities are limited & prices are subject to change. Initial sales may be limited to 5-25 cords.
A STUDY BY THE COLORADO STATE FOREST SERVICE REVEALED THAT GREEN PONDEROSA PINE, CUT, SPLIT AND STACKED CAN DRY TO A 15% MOISTURE CONTENT IN JUST 35 DAYS. THE OPTIMUM FIREWOOD MOISTURE CONTENT IS 15-20%. FOR ALL WOODS, BEST BURNING WITH LEAST CREOSOTE BUILDUP IS SMALL, HOT FIRES.