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NIFA: Forestry and Sawmill Operation

  • 21 Sep 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Johnson Creek Hardwoods

The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association will tour Johnson Creek Hardwoods, near Mount Carroll, on Saturday, September 21, from 1:00 until 4:00 pm. 

For over 20 years, this facility has been producing high quality lumber for craftsmen and woodworkers.  Their stock is sourced from two dozen northwestern Illinois hardwood species in their adjacent woodland.  The Johnsons will show their standing timber and will lead a walk through their shop discussing how logs are cut, lumber is dried, and their emphasis on quality.  The finished products are displayed in their “Board Room”.  Michael Johnson also will demonstrate an economical method of sawing white oak for a high percentage of quartersawn and riftsawn lumber.  He also willo demonstrate their method of sawing bookmatched slabs for dining room tables. 


Directions: From Mount Carroll, go south on IL Route 78 for 2.6 miles, then (turn left) east on Timber Lake Road for 1 mile, then (turn right) south on Daggert Road for 1.5 miles to Johnson Creek Hardwoods at 6480 Daggert.

This tour is open to the public; there is no charge to attend.

For questions, inquiries, or membership applications:

Mail: NIFA, 2303 West Cording Road, Galena, IL  61036

Email: info@nifatrees.org

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