Experienced and Professional:

With over 35 years of experience, Shipshewana Hardwoods, supports both Best Management Practices (BMP) and the sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Our loggers have BMP and certified safety training; they also participate in the continuing education at SFI sponsored events. We take into account many factors before marking a tree to be cut including:

  • Species
  • Health of trees
  • Rate of volume growth
  • Overall stand conditions
  • Your objectives for land management


  • Timber stand evaluation
  • Quality harvesting
  • Certified logging crews
  • Management planning
  • Proper grading of roads and log landings following harvest

Before Cutting:

  • A written, signed contract
  • Full payment prior to logging
  • Selective marking and cutting based on your stated objectives
  • Proof of insurance
  • Licensing and bonding