Need to know what the state of Washington requires for public timber harvesting? Read below for regulations, forms, and other helpful information.
Branding and Painting Requirements
- Prior to removing the sawlogs from the sale area, both ends of the sawlogs must be marked with a spot of red paint that is at least 2 inches in diameter
- All log ends with a diameter of ten inches or more must be hammer branded with a legible log brand which is assigned and registered.
- If logs are subdivided into smaller pieces for any purpose other than immediate processing, each piece must be marked in the same manner as the original logs.
- Log brandings and markings must be maintained until the logs are processed.
Pulp logs do not need to have full markings. Instead, the requirements are:
- At least ten logs on one end of the load must be painted, and
- At least 3 legible log brands must be applied to each load.
February 4, 2010
List of persons who are ineligible to bid on or acquire public timber from Non-Federal Public Lands in Washington State (There is an exception for Hardwoods, Red Cedar, and pulp logs).
Ineligible purchasers because of the ban on substitution:
Weyerhaeuser Company and all affiliates
Ineligible purchasers because of violations of WAC 240-15:
None at this time