Directory of Professional Loggers
2003-2004

Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners' Association, Inc.
&
Indiana Forestry Council

 

 

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Introduction:

The Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owners' Association, Inc. and the Indiana Forest Industry Council as a public service to assist landowners seeking the services of a professional logger have compiled this directory. It does not include all the practicing professional loggers in the state of Indiana. Each person listed must have completed the minimum requirements of Cutter training, Levels 1 & 2 sponsored by the Indiana Forest Industry Council.
The Association gratefully acknowledges the support and encouragement of the forestry division, Indiana Department of Natural Resources in this project.
Readers should understand that by making this information available, neither the Associations nor the Division intend it to constitute an endorsement of any person named herein nor a warranty of opinion as to the quality of any professional services they may perform or offer to perform under any circumstances; nor do they accept any responsibility for the representations made by any persons listed herein.
It is the intent of the two associations to periodically review, update and republish the information contained in this directory. Any questions concerning individual loggers should be directed to the Indiana Forest Industry council, 3600 Woodview Trace, Suite 101, Indianapolis, IN 46268, Denise McComb, Coordinator, 317-875-3660 or 800-640-4452, 317-875-3661 fax. Email: info@ihla.org, Web: http://www.ihla.org as they are the logger training association in Indiana. It is through this association that loggers obtain cutter, skidder, and Best Management Practices training.

Specialized Training - Cutter training
Level - 1
Focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understand hinge wood strength.
Level - 2
Focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor settings, and filling techniques. Limbing and bucking techniques are introduced, spring pole cutting is covered, and more felling is practiced.
Level - 3
Focuses on techniques for handling difficult trees. Topics covered include limbing, height measurement, segment calculations, wedging techniques and hinge placement, the felling is done against the tree's natural lean and participants also limb and buck using techniques demonstrated in level 2.
Level - 4
Focuses on ways to maximize a harvest plan for safety and productivity, felling is practiced at working speed using all the techniques from previous levels. This is geared to the user group.
Level - 5
A refresher course after completion of levels 1 through 4.

IFWOA Areas and Logger Location Map (Click on logger name for information on individual loggers.)