Forest Management Planning for Landowners

Alt text: A sunny hardwood forest that requires forest management planning.

Owning a large forested property is quite literally the only investment where money grows on trees. That’s why it’s important to protect that investment with a forest management plan. Keep your forest healthy and thriving so that you can continue to profit from your woodlot later down the line.  What is a Forest Management Plan? […]

What is Thinning in Forestry?

Michigan is one of the country’s most densely forested states, and proper forest management is key to keeping its expansive woodlots healthy and thriving. Thinning is one sustainable forestry practice recommended to many landowners to improve their existing forest stands.  Forests are naturally thick and spaced closely together: and this density means that the trees […]

Why Winter May Be The Ideal Time for Your Timber Harvest

Looking for the best time to harvest trees from your woodlot? The winter months are one of the best times for harvesting sustainably while reducing environmental impact. Not only does a winter harvest align with your woodlot’s natural processes, but it also helps to minimize effects on the soil and vegetation of your property.  While […]

Learn How to Identify Different Hardwood Trees in Michigan

Do you know what kind of hardwoods are in your woodlot? With over 19 million acres of forest cover, Michigan is home to a variety of different hardwood species. And of those species, some of the most valuable are maple, oak, walnut, and cherry.  In this blog post, we help you identify the most valuable […]

Timber Appraisal: Determining the Value of Your Standing Timber

Find out what the timber on your property is worth and profit from your woodlot! Your private land may hold a potential treasure that’s often underestimated—the trees in your woodlot. If you’re a landowner with a desire to understand the true worth of your standing timber and explore the possibility of selling timber, you’re in […]

8 Ways to Make Money From Your Raw Land

Sun shining down through an open tree canopy.

With over 19.3 million acres of forest land covering 53% of the state, Michigan is home to a vast timberland acreage—the fifth largest in the entire United States! (Michigan.gov)  As a new owner of private forested land, there are a few ways you can make passive income off your new investment, including timber harvesting, raising […]

Knowing Your Woodlot: Hardwoods vs. Softwoods

Pile of cut timber logs stacked on top of each other

Do you know what type of timber you have in your woodlot? And how can you tell the difference between hardwood and softwood? Telling the difference between the trees in your woodlot is simpler than it may seem. And once you can tell the difference, you’ll be able to determine just how much your timber […]

Selling Mill Direct: How to Make the Most from Your Standing Timber

Buskirk Lumber employee cuts down a marked tree with a handheld chainsaw.

If you own a large woodlot, selling your standing timber can make you a significant profit and helps you accomplish land management goals. But what gives you the most direct profit? Selling directly to a sawmill ensures that the most money goes to you, and not to third parties—read on to learn more!  How It […]

Thank you for your interest in McCormick Sawmills!

Due to a fire in 2019, the sawmill is currently not operational, however, we are still actively buying in the area while we work on rebuilding the facility. Our team of buyers is always ready to help you!