Forest & Woodlot Management

Forest Management Services in Michigan

Buskirk Lumber is a central Michigan lumber company that operates a sawmill and dry kiln facility. We’ve been in business in Michigan for over 100 years, and we are experienced with best management practices in the logging industry.

Our forest management process for your private land is comprehensive and thorough. We come to your woodlot and listen to your goals, then explain our process. We develop a plan that’s best for you, whether you wish to harvest again in the future, make improvements for hunting, or open your canopy for tree and undergrowth regeneration. We let you know how many trees we are interested in and the price we can pay. We pay top dollar for high-quality timber.

When we work on your property, we treat it as if it were our own. The utmost care goes into the selection and harvesting of your timber. You can rest assured that you’ll be getting a high-quality and profitable outcome.

Timber Harvesting

Whatever your goals are with forest management, we provide Michigan landowners with full timber harvesting services to manage their woodlot. When you partner with Buskirk Lumber, we will evaluate your woodlot and help set up a select harvest schedule —ideally every 7-10 years. As experts, we will never suggest or recommend cutting down trees that aren’t necessary or are below our size requirements.

We buy:

Sell Your Standing Timber in Michigan

Are you interested in selling your standing timber?

We pay our landowners in full at the start of every job — before any trees are cut! We are also able to offer higher timber rates for neighbor referrals.

Learn why selling direct to the mill is the most beneficial and profitable option for landowners.

Get a Quote for Full Timber Harvesting Services at Buskirk Lumber

Buskirk Lumber provides full forest management and timber harvesting services in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Our goal is to build lifelong relationships and partnerships with our customers. Our trusted team of timber experts, decades of experience, and quality work will keep you coming back to us for harvesting for years to come!

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Forest Management in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio

Buskirk Lumber’s main mill is located in Freeport, Michigan. However, due to our large network of trusted partners and our own trucking fleet, we are able to provide timber harvesting, forest management services, and buy standing timber in:

Michigan - Lower Peninsula

We provide forest management and timber harvesting services in all of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula including Barry County, Ingham County, Kent County, Ionia County, and the surrounding areas.

Northern Indiana

From Michigan City, to Elkhart, to Middlebury and beyond, contact us for forest management and timber harvesting services in Northern Indiana!

Northern Ohio

From Bowling Green, Sandusky, to Cleveland, Toledo, and beyond, contact us for forest management and timber harvesting services in Northern Ohio!

Why Forest Management is Important

Forest management is the process of removing older, lower oxygen-producing trees from your property in order to make room in the canopy for younger, higher oxygen-producing trees to take their place in the canopy. Using selective harvesting to thin your woodlot is a sustainable process. Forest management not only helps other trees but provides wildlife benefits as well! The vigorous regeneration of undergrowth on the forest floor – and the tops – provides shelter and food for deer and other animals to stay in your area.

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!