Why choose Sappi?​

By working with the SNA Maine Forestry Program team, you can be assured that our professional forestry staff will:

  • Work with you to meet your objectives for your woodland
  • Maximize the return on your timber investment, by identifying the highest value markets
  • Guarantee consistent payment with supporting documentation (trip tickets, scale slips, etc)
  • Maximize the biological productivity of your woodlot
  • Work with reputable and Certified Logger Program (CLP) trained timber harvesting contractors that carry worker's compensation and liability insurance
  • Help you navigate all town, state and federal rules and regulations

Why should I consider forest management?

Forest management can often accelerate the growth of your timber, meaning your trees become available for harvest on more frequent intervals. When forests are left unmanaged, crown canopies close in and the stands become denser, creating competition between the trees for resources like sunlight, water, and nutrients. Also, an unmanaged forest can lead to forest pest or fire risk. When these stands undergo forest management, more room is created for the remaining trees to grow due to less competition for the needed resources. The result is greater diameter growth in the remaining trees until the crown canopy closes again.

The tree cookie shown to the left was in a stand that was left unmanaged until 16 years of age. After the stand was harvested, diameter growth more than tripled. Each year of age, a tree will develop a new growth ring. How wide a ring is (which represents diameter growth), indicates how much a tree grew in any individual year.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for all your assistance in making our recent woods operation a great success. You were instrumental in finding a contractor well suited to our needs and did a great job marking trees and areas for harvest always keeping our long term woods management plan in mind. Without you and all the great people at Sappi the project would have easily overwhelmed us and would have taken far longer to accomplish. Our dealing with you and all the Sappi foresters have always been fair and honest. We truly believe that you do a wonderful job for the land owner and have their best interests at heart. The supervision you provided during the operation was excellent. You always kept us well informed about the progress of the project. The accounting and payment services provided by Sappi are outstanding. Payments were timely and accurate. Our forest products were marketed to bring us best value again thanks to you and the Sappi organization. We are happy to recommend you and the Sappi team to any land owner looking for a quality woods operation. We look forward to working with you and Sappi on future wood harvest projects.
Ron and Sandy Kostron, Landowners