Special Forest Products: Posts, Poles, and Rails
What is a post?
In general, a post is any log that is 10 feet long, with a diameter of 1 inch to 6.9 inches or a Cedar log that is 9 feet long with a maximum circumference of 33 inches (~10.5 inch diamter).
What is a pole?
In general, a pole is any log that is 24 feet long with a diameter on the large end of 1 inch to 3 inches or any log 20 feet long with a diameter on the large end of 3 inches to 5 inches.
What is a rail?
In general, a rail is a log that is 12 feet long with maximum circumference of 22 inches (~7 inch diameter).
Contact the Ranger District if you are looking material that does not meet the standard definitions for post, poles or rails.
How many posts, poles, or rails may I harvest?
The limits on how many posts, poles, and rails that you may harvest are shown in the Charge Use Product Summary Table.
How much does a permit cost?
The cost of a permit to harvest post and poles is shown in the Charge Use Product Summary Table.
When can I gather product?
Check with the Ranger District for limits on the time that you may gather posts, poles, or rails.
Where can I gather product?
Check with local Ranger District for available areas.