Any experience with having cabin property logged?
I have a 4 acre cabin property with mature timber that is adjacent to another large private property that will be cut off this summer. I am thinking of having the loggers come across while they are there and take down the timber behind the cabin which consists of live and dying hemlocks, some hickory, and oaks. The hemlocks are dying rapidly, or will die in the next 5 years from wooly algid and other than the "dark timber" view, there is really zero wildlife habitat there. My thought is to remove the dying hemlocks and misc timber and get something out of it, otherwise I will only end up with a tangled mess of hemlock tops and dead trees. Plus it would create some wildlife habitat in the process and hopefully bring some grouse, rabbits, and deer around the cabin. As it is now, we are not using the ground for any use. It would be an easy shot for the loggers to come across and harvest the timber. Other than a few seed trees, I would have most everything cut. The downside, of course, is that it will scar the ground and create an ugly mess for the next year or two until it starts to grow back. I contacted the Forrester that is handling he adjacent cut and he is coming over to look at the property. My concerns are residual damage to the cabin, what to do with the tops, and residual damage to remaining seed trees, and making sure I don't get ripped off and that the loggers follow through with what they are supposed to do.
If anyone has any advice to pass on, horror stories, positive stories, or things to be aware of, please feel free.