Land to be logged this summer
June 13, 2012
By Michele Mihalovich
Log trucks are going to be a familiar sight this summer in Snoqualmie.
Tim Scherer, the Oregon/Washington operations manager for Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Development Company, said the company plans to begin its timber harvest above the old mill site in late July.
The 204-acre property was recently sold to a landholder who lives in Seattle and manages another tree farm locally and plans to “manage this property as a nice tree farm,” he said.
Scherer said the company did retain the timber rights on the land, but the rights expire at the end of the year.
Weyerhaeuser will clear cut about 140 acres of 40-year-old Douglas fir timber, and leave the remainder of the land untouched, he said.
After the harvest, the company will replant the area, Scherer said.
He added that the company has also reviewed the harvest plans with city of Snoqualmie officials and with neighbors near the property.