Green Ohio: Loggers
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 10:57 AM
By Harrison Hove
Redoutey has been logging since he was a teenager.
It is an industry that continues to evolve.
Redoutey, along with his sons and nephew, are some of the country's leading loggers. Redoutey Logging was named national outstanding logger of the year.
"It's not something we've done six weeks ago or a month ago. It's something we've done for twenty plus years," said Redoutey.
They use advanced equipment and techniques that are also gentle on the environment.
"A lot of times we don't disturb the duff layer or top layer of soil, which is a big benefit in erosion control," he added.
They care for the environment today so they'll have timber for years to come.
"If we abuse the resource and don't manage the timber well and land well, then the resource won't be there for future growth," said son, Ryan Redoutey.
In the meantime, August continues meeting demand with products made possible with the environmentally friendly minds of the careful cutting conservationists protecting the crackling towering trees.
— If you hear the crack and snap of towering trees in southern Ohio, August Redoutey may not be far behind.
Redoutey Family Awarded National Outstanding Logger of the Year Honors
03/26/09 Redoutey Logging, a family logging business based in Scioto County, recently accepted the 2009 National Outstanding Logger of the Year award.