About Spring Green Timber Growers
Spring Green Timber Growers LLC encompasses many inter-related endeavors, all of which connect to and originate from the 300 acre farm owned by the Birkemeier family since 1974. It is there that Jim Birkemeier developed and refined his approach to forestry, built his solar kilns and his own log home, started his businesses, and continues to write books, teach, operate his Wood-Mizer sawmill, manage the forest, pick morels, and more.
The core efforts of Spring Green Timbergrowers LLC are outlined here on this site:
• Beautiful Hardwood Flooring from Good Local Wood
• Timbergreen Woods-Wholesale
• Timbergreen Woods-Retail
• Creating Good Local Jobs with Good Local Wood
Spring Green Timber Growers follows the traditional teaching of the Native Americans of Northern Wisconsin. We use the wood our forest naturally gives us each year. We never let the demands of industry determine what trees we harvest. We let our good trees grow as long as they are healthy and vigorous – and carefully salvage just part of our annual growth. We put local people to work making natural, solid, beautiful wood products and keep all of the many values of our trees right here at home in our local economy and community.
Using Good Local Wood directly lowers the demands for illegally logged timber from the tropical rain forests and remaining natural forests & national parks around the world. Our motto is: For Global Good Use Local Wood.
At Spring Green Timber Growers, we demonstrate and teach other small businesses around the world how to earn the many high values of the trees right around us. Dead and dying trees are salvaged to make beautiful natural finished wood products that we sell directly to local customers and people everywhere. This creates sufficient revenue to be able to do careful logging, protect the natural forest resource, and earn the timber grower a fair income.