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September 20, 2017

Forestry

Ward Lumber has been dedicated to sound forestland stewardship over four generations, and has achieved long-term sustained yield since the 1940’s. Our Forestry Department currently manages over 5,000 acres of timberland and tree farms that Ward Lumber owns.
Recreational Leases Ward Family - Ward Lumber
Ward Lumber leases many of our 5,000 acres of timberland. The lease allows for posting by the leasing party. Other criteria are involved as well including an insurance requirement. For a list of available parcels, Click Here. If you are interested in learning more about the Recreational lease program, please call 518-946-2110, Ext. 326.


Environmental Declaration
A Declaration in Support of Protecting the Environment by Growing More Trees and Using More Wood can be found at GreenSpirit.com. Please visit the site, read the Declaration and supporting materials, and sign on if you agree.

Sustainable Forestry
  
Ward Lumber has been practicing sustainable forestry since the 1950's, before it was a catchy phrase. This woodlot, formerly a farm field, was planted in 1928, and was harvested in the 1960s, 1970s, 1998 and 2007. The larger trees were planted in 1928. All of the seedlings and saplings (smaller trees) are natural regeneration, having been planted by nature.