Stage Three - Log Grading
Not all parts of the tree are the same. There are many different qualities of timber that can come from an individual tree and we aim to ensure as many parts of the tree are utilised as possible.
Each tree into sections and 'graded' to separate out the various qualities of timber that one tree can produce, such as;
- High-quality timber, graded as B, C or D (also referred to as D+ sawlog), which is used to produce beautiful furniture, flooring and staircases.
- Lower-quality timber, graded as E, which is used for house, window and door structures as well as pallets and fence posts.
- Residual timber, graded as residual timber, which is used to produce quality writing and office paper or firewood.
Once the logs have been graded and sorted into sizes, quantities and species, they are loaded onto trucks to be delivered to the relevant timber mills.