Log A Load for Kids is an annual campaign which encourages businesses and individuals in the forest products community to donate the value of a load of logs to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Today, Log A Load For Kids is a leader in Children’s Miracle Hospitals’ fundraising, raising more than $2 million annually through golf and fishing tournaments, dinners and truck loads of log donations as well as other events held annually. Log A Load For Kids mission is to raise funds to improve children’s health through treatment, education and research at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local children’s hospitals.
Log A Load For Kids was started in 1988,by William (Bill) Boyce, Larry Connelly and his wife Carol, and Lorraine “Rainey” Evans. The concept of Log A Load For Kids is for loggers and other timber related businesses to donate the value of a load of logs, or any amount, to a nearby Children’s Miracle Network Hospital which will be used to treat sick and injured children. Additional fundraising events are also organized by Log A Load For Kids volunteers to supplement donations to the hospitals.
The South Carolina Forestry Association developed the first Log A Load For Kids program to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since then the Log A Load For Kids program has expanded to 39 states, and has raised more than $44 million for 75 member hospitals.
The American Loggers Council recently outlined key priorities for President Elect Trump & Congress. In order to keep the logging industry moving in the right direction, the American Loggers Council has asked President Elect Trump and Congress to “pursue reforms in federal regulations and land management, as well as labor, transportation and energy policies”.
The ALC’s top priorities include
The Regulatory Accountability Act – The goal is to make government agencies more accountable and to reduce the burdens placed on stakeholders by regulatory processes.
Federal Forest Management Reform – A large portion of America’s forests are controlled by the federal government and are suitable for sustainable timber harvesting. The ALC supports sensible reforms to increase the pace and size of harvesting on federal lands. Reforms supported include the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and U.S. Forest Service resources.
Future Careers in Logging – Logging, farming and ranching are typically family-run business where the practice and techniques are passed from one generation to the next. These businesses rely on high tech, very expensive equipment, and the ALC supports extending the agricultural exemption to mechanical timber harvesting machinery.
The Carbon Neutrality of Biomass – The ALC supports legislation which would formally recognize the renewability and carbon benefits of biomass energy, and recommends putting biomass in the same category as wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources.
Predictable and Uniform State-Federal Transportation Standards – Loggers and truckers have to deal with inconsistent transportation laws when crossing state lines, and the the ALC supports more uniform weight limit standards for hauling forest products, and other measures to improve efficiency and safety on our roads.
According to the ALC website, the ALC was formed in 1994 to serve as a unified, national voice for professional loggers across the United States. Made up of a coalition of state and regional logging associations and councils, ALC represents more 30 states across the U.S. ALC is the only national organization solely dedicated to representing the independent contract logger on the national level. We have the combined forces of independent contractors and state and regional logging associations around the country to impact our industry positively and pro-actively by sharing the benefits of education and training opportunities, networking, research, promotion and legislative coordination. See the ALC web site here.
Check out this small cut to length harvester, the Locomo Makeri 34T with 2 roller processor. There used to be quite a few of these harvesters around, but I haven’t seen one in a while. Great little machine for pine thinnings. Does anyone still run one of these?
It’s that time of the year again! Be sure to visit the Paul Bunyan Forestry Show October 3 – 5 in Cambridge, OH. This year is the bi-annual Firewood Shootout and should be a good show for viewing log splitters, wood stoves, firewood processors, or just about anything related to the logging, forestry or firewood industry. Whether you’re an industry veteran, or if you’re just looking for a fun place to spend the day, the Official Paul Bunyan Show is worth checking out.
Running from 8 am – 5 pm Friday and Saturday, and 9 am – 3 pm Sunday, the show is the largest forestry show in the region and is packed with activities including: Continue reading →
As part of our recent website redesign, we have improved our communications to our customers. Previously, we used to send out occasional email updates with one or two machine updates, along with full descriptions. While we will continue to highlight individual products from time to time, we have now begun to send updates to our customers every Friday with 15 Featured Machines. Each machine will have an image, a brief title, and the price. This update is available for anyone who uses our site! Please forward it to a friend who you think might be interested. Continue reading →
On July 17, 2014, the team at Forestry Equipment Sales upgraded their website to a platform that allows us to serve our customers better and add additional features as needed.
New Features on Forestry Equipment Sales:
Mobile Friendly Site – You will now be able to easily browse our Website and post new listings from your mobile device! Browse to www.forestryequipmentsales.com on your device!
Easily Add Classifieds – We’ve updated the process for adding new classifieds to our website. We think you’ll find it a bit easier to use!
Improved Browsing – Category browsing made simple. View machine title, description, make, model, and price all at once.
Browsing Filters – Looking for a skidder but want a specific make or model? Visitors can now search by make, model, year, and price range. Only machines that fit selected criteria will be displayed in results.
More Photos! – Post up to 10 photos and 2 YouTube videos for each of your ads!
Easier Listing Admin – We’ve upgraded our system to better assist you with placing new ads! If you have any questions, call us and we can guide your through the process.