Managing your own felling

Managing your own felling

Things to remember when selling your delivery timber to Vida.

Contact us prior to felling

Vida Forest buys different types of timber to supply different industries. To remain competitive, we need a product range with the right lengths, dimensions and grades for our different industries. Delivery timber that matches the demands of our customers means that we can pay forest landowners better prices. That’s why it is important to make a contract before you start felling, so that we can include your wood in our delivery plans.

Signing a delivery timber contract with your timber buyer

• The timber buyer creates a timber order and sends you log tags.
• Check the lengths required.
• Inform the buyer if there are any road barriers or codes for such.

Prior to felling

• Check the measuring tape and leave a trimming allowance for thick logs.
• Review the product range guidelines.

Preparations

• Adjust any buttresses and felling combs to avoid wasted logs.
• Sawn wood should be thoroughly de-limbed.
• Sort by product-range type.
• Place the timber on an underlay and attach log tags continually.
• 1 log tag per 10m3 solid under bark is sufficient. Use small tacks to attach them.

Remember

• It can be better to stack the timber closer to roads to avoid transportation charges.
• Ensure that snow has been cleared.
• Aim to have at least 10m3 solid under bark per product-range type to avoid incurring small stack transportation charges.

Value cutting of delivery timber

We work closely with the market and we know what customers want. A forest with a high timber yield and that matches the requirements of the market is what ”brings in the money”. For us to remain competitive, it is important that we obtain the right lengths for our production. In the table below, you can see Vida’s desired lengths.

Note! It is important to make a contract before you start your felling so that we can include your wood in our delivery plans.

Borgstena Fir

Lengths wanted for Vida Borgstena:
Note! Remember to always add an extra 3 – 5cm to the lengths stated when cutting.

Diameter
+18 cm

Length
366 cm – Priority, support length*
426 cm – Priority, good choice
486 cm – Priority, good choice
546 cm – Priority, good choice

* Support length – to be cut only if other desired dimensions cannot be fulfilled.

Hestra Pine

Lengths wanted for Vida Hestra:
Note! Remember to always add an extra 3 – 5cm to the lengths stated when cutting.

Diameter
+18 – 19,4 cm

Length
366 cm – Priority, support length*
426 cm – Priority, good choice
486 cm – Priority, good choice

Diameter
+19,5 cm

Length
366 cm – Priority, support length*
426 cm – Priority, good choice
486 cm – Priority, good choice
546 cm – Priority, good choice

* Support length – to be cut only if other desired dimensions cannot be fulfilled.

Hjältevad Fir & Pine

Lengths wanted for Vida Bruza:
Note! Remember to always add an extra 3 – 5cm to the lengths stated when cutting.

FIR

Diameter
+18 cm

Length
430 cm – Priority, good choice
520 cm – Priority, good choice
550 cm – Priority, good choice

Diameter
+26 cm

Length
370 cm – Priority, support length*
430 cm – Priority, support length*
490 cm – Priority, good choice
520 cm – Priority, good choice
550 cm – Priority, good choice

PINE

Diameter
+ 18cm

Length
370 cm – Priority, support length*
430 cm – Priority, good choice
490 cm – Priority, good choice

Diameter
+ 31 cm

Length
374 cm – Priority, support length*
434 cm – Priority, good choice
494 cm – Priority, good choice

* Support length – to be cut only if other desired dimensions cannot be fulfilled.

Vislanda Fir

Lengths wanted for Vida Vislanda:
Note! Remember to always add an extra 3 – 5cm to the lengths stated when cutting.

Diameter
+18 cm

Length
368 cm – Priority, support length*
428 cm – Priority, support length*
488 cm – Priority, good choice
548 cm – Priority, good choice

* Support length – to be cut only if other desired dimensions cannot be fulfilled.

Urshult Fir

Lengths wanted for Vida Urshult:
Note! Remember to always add an extra 3 – 5cm to the lengths stated when cutting.

Diameter
+18 cm

Length
368 cm – Priority, support length* (NOTE! Should be placed in its own log pile).

Diameter
+16 cm

Length
488 cm – Priority, good choice (NOTE! Should be placed in its own log pile).

* Support length – to be cut only if other desired dimensions cannot be fulfilled. The support length should be registered at Vislanda sawmill.

Hästveda Fir

Lengths wanted for Vida HN:
Note! Remember to always add an extra 3 – 5cm to the lengths stated when cutting.

Diameter
+18 cm

Length
308 cm – Priority, good choice
428 cm – Priority, good choice
488 cm – Priority, good choice
548 cm – Priority, good choice

* Support length – to be cut only if other desired dimensions cannot be fulfilled.

Alvesta Fir & Pine

Lengths wanted for Vida Alvesta:
Note! Remember to always add an extra 3 – 5cm to the lengths stated when cutting.

Pine

Diameter
+13 cm

Length
275 cm

Fir

Diameter
+12 cm

Length
305 cm

Nössemark Fir & Pine

Lengths wanted for Vida Nössemark:
Note! Remember to always add an extra 3 – 5cm to the lengths stated when cutting.

FIR

Diameter
+12 cm

Length
245 cm

PINE

Diameter
+13 cm

Length
245 cm

Tranemo Fir

Lengths wanted for Vida Tranemo:
Note! Remember to always add an extra 3 – 5cm to the lengths stated when cutting.

Diameter
+12 cm

Length
245 cm

Are you thinking about selling forest?

Book a personal, professional and of course free meeting for advice today.

Vida Skog AB

Box 100
342 21, ALVESTA
0472-439 10
vida.skog@vida.se