Timber Log Grades

We purchase and harvest the timber needed to produce high quality lumber. Harvested trees are the larger, older growth. It is necessary to grade them based on the clarity and length of the log.

Log Grades: How we grade standing timber for harvest


Sawlogs are primarily the second and third log of the tree. They are the logs that are used to produce lumber.


Logs that have minimal defects. These are primarily the first log of the trees. These logs are used to produce veneer for the face of plywood panels, cabinet facings, wood doors, furniture, etc.


Used to produce dimensional low grade lumber used for pallets, (2×4’s, 3×4’s, 4×4’s, 3 1/2″, Timbers, etc.)

Have 10 or more acres of standing hardwood timber?

If you have 10 or more acres of standing hardwood timber that you’d like to sell, Tri-County Logging buys hardwood timber of all three timber log grades (with pricing varying on the timber grade). Contact us today to find out how much your standing timber might be worth, depending on the grade.

For Information
John Binegar, Timber Procurement Manager
Email – jbinegar@hmilumber.com
PH: 800-327-2812 Ext. 354 Fax: 517-456-4931
Tri-County Logging, Clinton Michigan


Dear Valued Customer,

This morning, Governor Gretchen Whitmer Issued an executive order of a statewide lockdown to take effect across the state of Michigan effective tomorrow March 24 evening at 12:01 AM. This marks a sharp but necessary escalation in Michigan's response and effort to contain the coronavirus. It is an unprecedented order, one that we take seriously and understand its purpose.

After reviewing the details of the order, it has become clear to us that the state intends for critical supply chains to remain open. The listed supply chains includes: "workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, paper, and wood products". With this information we have mad the decision to keep Hardwoods of Michigan (HMI) operating and open for business.

These are incredibly trying times. HMI committed to doing everything in our power to keep our employees and customers safe. We look forward to continuing to serve you despite the difficult circumstances. Thank you.

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President HMI