Frequently Asked Questions

Standing timber is a valuable resource that should not be wasted. Trees have a finite life; they should be managed for their most productive and best use. Clear Lake Lumber has trained staff of graduate foresters who can assist you with the complex process of timber management.

Our logging crews, log haulers and forest managers are experienced professionals. We will do our best to ensure that your timber is harvested properly. We monitor the operation from beginning to end in order to minimize damage to the residual stand and to make certain there is no long-term damage to the environment.

We will do our best to answer any questions you may have. Our hope is that these representative photos showing Clear Lake Lumber's capabilities will encourage you to give us a call.


Frequently Asked Questions

When am I paid for my timber?
Timber is paid for at the time the contract is signed.

If there are any permits to get, who does that?
Clear Lake takes care of all permits.

There are some special tress in my wood lot that I do not want to cut. Will you be careful not to hurt them?
We are aware of landwoners desiring to be careful of certain trees. We take all care not to harm those trees. We have specially colored ribbons that can be put around your trees to designate them. Specific trees need to be identified when the contract is signed to ensure everyone understands.

If you cut a tree on a neighbor's property, who is responsible?
While highly unlikely that this occurs, CLL is solely responsible for any timber cut on a neighbors property.

If someone gets hurt on my property due to the logging process, who is liable?
CLL is fully insured for any liability associated with harvesting operations. The landowner is not held responsible for any accidents on their property.

Do you replant?
On a typical one acre of land, 100,000 seedlings sprout the each season which is far heavier than we can plant. Seeds are already in place and ready to go as soon as they get sunlight.

How will cutting trees affect the animals on my property?
In most cases, wildlife habitat is enhanced by cutting the big mature trees. The tops that remain in the woods provide shelter for wildlife.

Can we watch what is going on in the woods?
Yes, as long as you let the loggers know you are on the property and stay clear of any operations while the crew is working.

How long is a timber contract?
Typical timber harvesting contracts are one or two years in length. This allows us to cut during times when the ground is either dry or frozen, reducing ruts.




Clear Lake Lumber, Inc. · 409 Main Street, Spartansburg, PA 16434 · (800) 237-1191 ·