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Leafy Landon Buck Standing Next to a 1000-plus-year Old Stump



Back in the late 1800's and early 1900's when a majority of the largest redwoods were harvested, loggers stood on spring boards sometimes ten to fifteen feet from ground level. This was done because the mills only wanted straight-grained redwood. The bottoms of the trees had too much curl in them to be structurally sound for making lumber.  One hundred years later, outlying areas are being cleared to make way for new homes, roads and harvesting of second growth redwood and other types of second growth trees. Our crews salvage these 100-plus-year old stumps from the outlying areas and bring them to our mill to be milled into a variety of redwood products.

Today, it is this curl and or burl which gives our wood character and makes our salvaged Sequoia redwood a highly-prized commodity.

Some of these stumps are from trees over one thousand years old.  Digging up stumps requires some pretty fancy maneuvers involving heavy excavating machinery.
World's Largest Burl!  Yes, that is George Buck on the Far Right!
Steve Cutting a Cedar Log
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This page was last updated on 10/24/2014