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
The Association gratefully acknowledges the support and encouragement
of the forestry division, Indiana Department of Natural Resources in
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
Areas and Logger Location Map
(Click on logger name for information on individual loggers.)