QUESTIONS FOR REFERENCE
Did the logger fulfill verbal and written obligations for such things as road restoration, fence repair, and cleaning up trash?
Was the logger willing to listen to your concerns and answer your questions directly?
Did the logger get the job done efficiently and within the specified time limit? If not why not? (Be aware that bad weather can cause unavoidable delays)
Did the logger take pride in his or her workers and equipment? How about in previous jobs? was the logger willing to show you any of these?
Was the logger careful to avoid damaging other trees and land improvements (gates, fences, culverts, etc.) If there was damage, did he make appropriate repairs?
Did the timber harvester seemed concerned with environmental matters, such as wildlife habitat, water quality, and visual concerns? Did he stop or modify operations appropriately during wet weather?
Did the logger communicate well with you? Did the logger explain, foe example, any necessary changes in operation? Was he or she flexible in responding to your needs? How were the logger's relations with foresters and neighboring landowners?
In what shape did the logger leave your skid trails, haul roads, and landings?
Would you use the logger for future timber harvests? Why or why not?
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