At Trumco, the environment is our number one concern. This is why Trumco employs professional foresters and requires that their logging crews are certified in Environmental Logging through the state SFI programs. We take everything into account, from protecting the wildlife that makes the forest their home, to the regeneration of the forest itself. In addition, we look at the effects of soil erosion and run-off as well as the possibility of contaminants to the environment. By selective harvesting, we can control the impact we have on your land with regards to wildlife, regeneration, soil erosion, and contamination. We believe that by protecting our environment today, we ensure the resource will be there in the future for others to enjoy.
North American Hardwoods are among the most plentiful, and well-managed natural resources in the world. Hardwoods have a finite life cycle and when properly managed, they regenerate. In fact, there are more hardwoods now than there were 50 years ago, and the current tree selection and harvesting methods will ensure this is the case for generations to come.
Hardwood trees have another positive impact on our environment. Trees remove CO2 from the air. As a by-product of photosynthesis a tree releases oxygen for us to breathe, and then the excess carbon is stored within its fibers. If the tree is harvested and used, this stored carbon remains in the wood whether it becomes a board, a chair, an heirloom armoire or your grandfather’s clock. This carbon is sequestered for the useful lifetime of the wood product. By using hardwoods we actually help to reduce one of the primary elements associated with global warming.
“I believe you must do your homework up front before you hire any company. I worked through the Ohio Forestry Association to get names of companies that could bid on harvesting my land. After a very thorough bidding process, I chose Trumco. Working with Trumco proved to be an excellent experience. Dave and I walked the property marking trees, and Trumco did exactly as I wished. Plus, they did a great job of cleaning up and didn’t leave any deep ruts. After my experience, I didn’t hesitate to recommend Trumco to others.”
“The people at Trumco are very reliable and good to deal with. Trust is key because there are many less-than-reputable foresters out there and people have to be careful. Trumco wants to build a relationship with you. They aren’t always looking to clear-cut the land for a quick profit. They select the mature trees only for harvesting, so they do what’s best for the land, for you, and for them. Because of my positive experience with Trumco, I have recommended them to several other landowners.”
“We started doing business with Jim Bertin as our forestry consultant in 1989. Since meeting Jim and the people at Trumco, we have used them on an on-going basis every 2-3 years. Trumco select cuts our land based on our wishes. There are a lot of fly-by-night operations out there and we’ve heard many horror stories. When you choose to have your trees harvested, you must employ experts to handle the job properly. Jim Bertin and Trumco are experts.”
“I have had Tumco cut two pieces of property for me so far. I was so satisfied with the first cut that I called them back to cut the second property for me six months later. Trumco performed selective cutting on both pieces of land. I was very impressed with the care they took with my property. Trumco worked very quickly and professionally and did an outstanding job. I’m 100% satisfied and have recommended Trumco to two of my neighbors.”