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The Timbergreen Farm Story of Sustainability
Use local trees and reduce the demand for illegally logged wood and the clear cutting of the rain forest.

Saving Spring Green Urban Trees
Saving Spring Green, WI, urban trees from the dump. We are putting local people to work using waste wood from our urban forest….

Felling a Walnut Tree at Timbergreen Farm with Jim Birkemeier
This is how I fell a tree using the bore cut method. This walnut was wind damaged and has hanging branches. This method holds the tree still until I’m done cutting and ready to run.

Use Local Wood For Global Good – Timbergreen Farm Jim Birkemeier Interview
Learn about sustainable forestry management and Full Value Forestry.

Make High Value Wood Products from Small Diameter Logs
At Timbergreen Farm, we use our band resaw to sawmill small diameter logs. We sell high value products earning at least $10,000 per thousand board feet for what most “experts” say…

Felling a Walnut Tree at Timbergreen Farm with Jim Birkemeier
This is how I fell a tree using the bore cut method. This walnut was wind damaged and has hanging branches. This method holds the tree still until I’m done cutting and ready to run.

Simple Solar Cycle Lumber Kiln at Timbergreen Farm – Part 1
Two people make handling the poly tarp much easier, though part one shows that one person can do it alone. After 10 days of air drying, I am very pleased and impressed with the potential for producing high quality solar dried lumber, with a portable, reusable, and very inexpensive solar heated lumber dry kiln.

Simple Solar Cycle Lumber Kiln – Part 2

Use City Trees to Grow Good Local Jobs
One new job for every 50 trees cut in a city, if wood products are made locally and sold direct to customers. Timbergreen Farm in Spring Green, Wisconsin shows how they make thousands of dollars per dead tree that they salvage.

Quartersawing a large red oak on our Wood-Mizer Sawmill at Timbergreen Farm = HD
A simple method of quarter sawing that minimizes the handling of heavy cants while producing excellent quality quartersawn lumber

New Jobs for our Military Veterans Using Local Trees – Full Value Forestry!
Thousands of our Military Veterans could have new good jobs using the hundreds of thousands of trees we now waste every year in our cities. Promoting the use of locally grown and manufactured wood products would also help reduce the demand to clear cut the rain forest and illegally log trophy timber in the remaining tropical forests.

How to Earn $6,500 salvaging one Dead Red Oak tree at Timbergreen Farm
One dead red oak tree, that is about our average growth per acre each year, will produce about 650 sq ft of flooring that will earn us $6,500 when we install the wood in our customer’s home in the Madison Wisconsin market area.

New Jobs from Old Logs in the Amazon
Granberg International, Logosol USA, and Jim Birkemeier with Timbergreen Farm demonstrated new methods to make slab wood furniture from waste wood for the Kallari Cooperative in Tena, Ecuador – Sept. 2010