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White Pine Log Purchasing

Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Updated: 8/5/2010

GRADES:

1A

1

2

3

Cull

PRICES:

Please call For Current Prices

Log Buyers

Greg Chase

Log Buyer

802 299-6835 Cell           802 436-2661 Evenings gachase@vermontel.net

Doug Britton

800 333-4388

 

dbritton@brittonlumber.com

 

Specifications

# 1A

  • 12" & up top end, 16' long.

  • Very high quality logs.

  • Maximum knot sizes: 1" red or black (black knots must be sound).

  • Good growth spacing (18" & up) between the knot whorls.

  • Logs must be straight with no rot, sweep, shake, weevil or machine damage.

 

# 1

  • 10" & up, 16' long, (A low % of 12’ & 14’) 12" + top end on 12' logs

  • High quality logs.

  • Excessive footage (over 10%) of 14’ or 12' logs will be downgraded to # 2.

  • Maximum knot sizes: 3" red, 2" black (black knots must be sound).

  • Logs must be straight with no rot, sweep, shake, weevil or machine damage.

 

# 2

  • 8" & up top end, 12', 14' & 16' long, (Occasional high quality 8’ log)

  • Good to average quality logs.

  • Maximum knot size: 4"

  • Small amounts of red rot, sweep, weevil damage and other defects allowed.

 

# 3

  • 8” & up, 8’ – 16’ (very few 10’ or 14’)

  • Low quality due to oversized knots, excessive sweep, weevil damage, red rot, stain or other defects.

  • Maximum knot size 6"

  • Any 8' & 10' logs

  • Must meet # 2 knot & defect specs.

 

Cull

  • Logs not meeting the minimum specifications and the general rules for all logs.

  • Any log under 8" top end, or under 8' 6" long.

  • Logs with excessive defects or with detectable hardware.

  • Logs too large, crooked or muddy to process.

  • Any logs which have stain or are not fresh cut.

  • Cull logs must be picked up within 1 week, we do not have room to store them.

Loads must not exceed 5% (in b.f.) of # 3. We would prefer to buy none.

 

General Rules For All Logs

  • All logs must be cut at least 6" over in length. Odd length logs are very time consuming to scale.

  • Maximum length allowed: 16' 10". 17' is too long!

  • Maximum diameter allowed: 36" butt. Flair on large logs must be trimmed off.

  • All logs must be fresh cut.

  • Scale will be deducted for rot, sweep, weevil damage and other defects.

  • Scale will be deducted for damage to the log from processors or handling (machine damage).

  • We will refuse logs with excessive processor damage.

  • Cull logs not picked up after 1 week, become the property of the mill.

  • Scale is international rule.

  • Prices and specifications may change without notice.

  • Loads must contain a high percentage (over 50%) of # 1 & 1A grade logs.

  • Limbs must be trimmed flush to the log.

  • Yard hours: 6:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday. Our log loader is not available Friday afternoons.

  • The log week ends Wed. at noon. Checks are available Friday am & are mailed Friday at 4 p.m.

  • Unload all logs with the butt ends on the same side.

 

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