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Object ID 954.001
Scope & Content Weyerhaeuser Timber Co Timber Estimate and Land Examination of Section 1 Township 24 N Range 8, EWM.

Is the timber thrifty or decaying? The fir is mostly old growth yellow fir that is fairly thrifty but not improving. The cedar is old growth and not improving. The hemlock is young growth and thrifty.

Is there any logging or shingle bolt cutting now being carried on near this land? No.

Has the land adjacent been logged off or burnt over? No.

What, if any, is the danger from fire? No great danger from fire, other than from campers who come here to fish and hunt.

Are there any improvements on this land, and is there an occupant? No.

Is there any visible sign of coal or other mineral deposits on this land? Saw no sign of coal or other minerals on this land.

Has this land any special value on account of its topography as a route for railway, a logging road, or for dam sites or water power? Along the river is a good route for a logging railroad.

Fir: The fir is mostly all old growth yellow fir, that is fairly thrifty yet although it shows some conk and dry rot and is not improving. It is fair size, tall and fairly clean and of good quality, and will cut about 60% No. 1, 20% Merchantable and the remainder No 2. Or 81% No 1 and Merchantable and 19% No 2. Will cut from 100 feet 10 180 feet linear, to the tree in logs.

Spruce:

Cedar: Mostly all old growth cedar that is fairly good but not awfully large. Has many hollow butts and dead streaks on the side, but the amount that there is of good timber will be of first class quality.

Hemlock: The hemlock stands fairly thick nearly all over the section especially on east 1/2. It is small and rough but generally sound. All No 2.

Stumpage Summary
Old Growth Yellow Fir 15,746,000
Second Growth Fir 257,000
Spruce 14,000
Green Cedar 3,905,000
Dead Standing Cedar 4,000
Dead Windfall Cedar 34,000
Larch 3,943
Hemlock 4,013,000
White Fir
White Pine
Dead Standing Fir 318,000
Dead Windfall Fir 367,000
Dead Spruce
Total 24,658,000

Stumpage Summary (in different handwriting likely actuals after logging)
Old Growth Yellow Fir 15,718,000
Second Growth Fir 257,000
Spruce 18,000
Green Cedar 4,073,000
Dead Standing Cedar 4,000
Dead Windfall Cedar 34,000
Larch
Hemlock 3,996,265
White Fir
White Pine
Dead Standing Fir 304,000
Dead Windfall Fir 371,000
Dead Spruce
Total 24,775,265
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The surface is covered with a dense growth of under brush, such as Vinemaple, young hemlock and fir, huckleberrie, Salmonberrie and devils club. There is also a great deal of old down stuff, a great amount of which has been down so long that it is worthless. The aneroid readings shown on plat are from taken from aneroid, correted each day from USFS Bench Mark, but bad weather probably caused it to vary considerable.

Piling, Poles and Ties
Fir Piling
Hemlock Piling
Total
Cedar Poles 978
Fir Ties
Hemlock Ties
Total 978

Topography
NENE Clay loam and gravel, gently rolling
NWNE Clay loam and gravel rock, steep slope to East
SWNE Clay loam and gravel rock, Steep slope to east
SENE Clay loam and gravel, rolling
NENW Clay loam and rock, Steep slope to west
NWNW Clay loam and gravel, Rolling
SWNW Clay loam and gravel, Rolling
SENW Clay loam and gravel rock, Steep slope to West
NESW Clay loam and gravel, slope to west
NWSW Clay loam and gravel, very gently rolling
SWSW Clay loam and gravel, very gently rolling
SESW Clay loam and gravel, Somewhat steep slope to west
NESE Clay loam and gravel, Somewhat rolling
NWSE Clay loam and rock, Very rolling
SWSE Clay loam and rock, Very rolling steep
SESE Clay loam and gravel, Gently rolling

Logging Conditions
A high rock ridge runs North and South through the center of this section, and each slope will have to be logged separate from the other. The East slope is less abrupt than the west slope, although either slope can be worked with donkey engines. A logging railroad can be constructed along the river on the east of the section, and the ground along the west side of section is level enough for a logging railroad. The timber on either slope can be handled to advantage, down to railroads built in this way. The heft of the fir and cedar is on the west 1/2 section. The NW 1/4 being the best timbered. The East side of stion, the timber runs heavy to hemlock, which is very small and rough but a good stand. The river runs near the east boundary line south across the section, leaving a narrow strip on the east side of the river. On this section, this narrow strip has practically nothing but hemlock on it. This with other timber adjoining will make a fair logging proposition. There are springs and small streams, aside from the river that will furnish ample water for logging locomotives, donkey engines and camp purposes.
Object Name Report
Collection Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum Special Collection Archives
Title Weyerhaeuser Timber Co Timber Estimate and Land Examination of Section 1 Township 24 N Range 8, EWM
Date June 1913
Year Range from 1913
Year Range to 1913
Search Terms 1910s
Weyerhaeuser
Maps
Fir Trees
Cedar Tree
Hemlock Tree
Snoqualmie River
North Fork
People Avery, D F