Timberland Harvesting

We do the work, you get the payment

From the initial assessment to the final clean up, we can help you.

Ways we can help you:

Split screen comparison showing our approach to forest harvesting. We take the largest & unhealthy trees from the stand resulting in the remaining stand still looking quite full.


We recently purchased a 140-acre parcel of land in Kettle Falls, WA. It’s a beautiful piece of property that we intend to use for family recreation; however, being from Texas, we were unfamiliar with the area, specifically maintenance concepts related to fire prevention for a big track of wooded land. Meeting with Arden Tree Farms and discussing their turn-key property management consulting services, significantly decreased our anxiety surrounding wildfires and opened our eyes to the benefits of long-term forestry conservation planning. Arden Tree Farms developed a multi-year plan for our property, embraced our vision for use and addressed our concerns regarding the impact to the land. With the initial phase of our plan now complete, we’re extremely happy with the results in every regard. I’d highly recommend ATF Timberland Consulting if you need help making your large-acreage property dreams reality.
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Abstentee Landowner from TX
Utilizing thinning, partial cuts, even clear cuts (when necessary) to provide a healthy forest for generations to come. I've always loved the work of Arden Tree Farms.
Chris N.
Stevens County Resident
When implementing forest harvesting, the most dominant species encountered are Western Red Cedar, Douglas/Grand Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Western Larch (Tamarack) & Lodgepole Pine. Depending on the size and species encountered, the logs can be delivered to as many as 7 different destinations in NE Washington & ID. All these mills maximize the value of your harvest.

Timber Harvesting Photos

Steps needed to harvest timberland

We take care of the details - you enjoy the profits
  • Meet with landowner to understand their goals and desires
  • Inspect property to identify the following:
    • Property Boundaries
    • Riparian Management Zones – RMZs (stream, dry creeks, wet creeks)
    • Steep Slopes (access LIDAR data from county/state online maps)
  • Confer with ATF TC team to outline a harvesting plan
  • Fill out Forest Practices Application (FPAs)
  • Inspect site with WA State DNR Rep
  • Negotiate contracts with timber mills
  • Meet with harvesting contractor to relay owner’s goals and desires
  • Negotiate rates with harvesting contractor
  • Negotiate log trucks rates
  • Mark off harvesting boundaries, steep slopes and RMZs
  • Create or repair roads to enable equipment and log trucks to safely traverse property
  • Initiate harvesting and inform customer once started 
  • Visit with harvesting contractor periodically during the harvesting process to ensure actions are going according to plan
  • Obtain drone footage of harvesting and send video to customer (upon customer request)
  • Our accounting department will compile harvesting reports from the various mills
    • Report will include all harvested species, MBF volume harvested and net dollars from each mill
  • Obtain post-harvesting drone footage and send to customer (upon customer request)

To be completed the following year:

  • Burn slash pile
  • Additional post harvesting work (upon customer request)
  • We will address any state or OSHA inspections on site before, during or after harvest

Harvesting in the snowy mountains of Stevens County. (just listen to the chains clanging on the tires 🥰)

Drone shot of processor delimbing & cutting trees to make logs. Logs are sorted by length and diameter.

Close-up shot of processor delimbing & cutting downed trees to make logs.

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