Certified Master Logger
If you are a land owner, with at least 20 acres of forested land, interested in having your timber harvested, contact Burke Sawmill today for a free estimate. With Master Logger certiﬁcation you can be sure our crews practice responsible logging. Land owner satisfaction along with continued sustainability and new growth of Missouri’s forests are our top priority. No one understands how crucial our forests are to the economy of our great state like we do.
When you work with Burke Sawmill, not only will you get a great oﬀer on your timber that is guaranteed and paid upfront, but our professionally certiﬁed crews take great care to leave your acreage in a healthy state so you can enjoy your forest for years to come. We have a vested interest in your land to continue to grow and thrive so we can continue to do business together in the future with additional harvests.
We currently have two logging crews working in the woods. Safety is our crews number one priority, not only for each other but for your land. We are fully insured with general liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance so you can take comfort in knowing you are protected when Burke Sawmill is who you are working with.
Our dedicated logging crews have more than 10 years experience working together. They take great care cutting the trees and moving them from the cutting zone to the landing area to keep destruction to young trees and terrain to a minimum. We work hard to avoid careless mistakes less experienced crews might make.
Our sawmill employs a crew of 12 who work hard and take great pride in transforming timber into a usable forest product. We produce about 90,000 board feet in a 40 hour work week in our mill. Working directly with us you can take pride in knowing your timber will be directly contributing to the growth of not only our state economy but the nations economy as well. Your trees will be transformed into products such as railroad ties, hardwood ﬂooring, wood chips to fuel power plants, mulch for your gardens and much more.
Generally, you will need to have at least 20 acres of full forested land in order for us to bring our equipment to your property and harvest your timber. Smaller acreages can be considered if there are other tracts of land in the same area we can cut at the same time.
We will buy almost any hardwood that grows in the area. Including but not limited to all species of Red and White Oak, Hickory, Elm, Hackberry, Locust, Sycamore, Walnut, Hard and Soft Maple, Cherry, Pecan, and Ash. Basically anything that will grow in this area.
The process begins with a phone call to our oﬃce to discuss your property and it’s location. An appointment will be made and a timber cruiser will come out to your property to physically look at the lay of the land, property lines, and the standing timber itself. After the property has been cruised, a bid for purchase is created and discussed with the land owner. If the terms of the contract are agreed upon, then a contract is signed for the harvesting of the timber. Call us at 573-347-3697.
A timber bid will remain valid for 30 days. After that market prices will need to be re-evaluated to determine a current quote for the timber.
The good news is, trees are a renewable resource. They will regenerate themselves if properly maintained. The time frame varies based on the geographical factors, weather conditions and general health of the forest, but generally a track of timber can be harvested every 20 to 25 years. It may be longer but could be as short as 15. Another factor to consider is if the timber was harvested in the past and how that harvest was performed.
We take great pride in our work and do everything we can to ensure the satisfaction of the landowner. There will be a certain amount of destruction. We do our best to keep that to a minimum. There will be large trees falling to the ground, large skidders and log hauling trucks on your property. When we leave your property, we will smooth out ruts, move tops out of ﬁelds, and water ways, clean up log decks, and use preventative measures to cut down on erosion along roads and skid trails we have created on your property.
You will need to have the property lines marked. We must ensure we are only harvesting trees on your property. We are not licensed surveyors and are not qualiﬁed to legally mark property lines ourselves.
With us you can be certain we are fully insured. You may hear from other logging companies that they are, but that is not always the case. We encourage you to request copies of a proof of insurance certiﬁcate before you allow anyone to do any work on your property. We carry a general liability insurance policy as well as workman’s compensation insurance on all our loggers and will be more than happy to provide proof of them both upon request.
Yes, we are currently one of only 25 companies certiﬁed as Master Loggers in the state of Missouri. The certiﬁcation is given through Missouri Forest Products Association and the American Loggers Council and is recognized by the Missouri Department of Conservation. In addition, each of our crew members must attend Personal Timber Harvester Training as well as continuing education classes every year.
We generally try to keep all of our logging jobs within a 60 mile radius of Climax Springs, MO. That includes but is not limited to the counties of Benton, Camden, Hickory, Miller, Morgan, Dallas and Laclede.
Contact Burke Sawmill Oﬃce by phone 573-347-3697 or email email@example.com. The secretary in the oﬃce will get your information so Randy Burke can contact you to set an appointment and get the ball rolling.