The statistics reveal that Estonian private forest owners own generally forests with mature structure due to the fact that the continuity of management in private forests was inactive during the Soviet occupation. See the video of what our forester Magnus Karukäpp recommends to the forest owners.
One of the reasons for the passive nature of private forest management is the complexity of forest management, because the owners sense, and rightfully so, their lack of skill for managing the forest on their own as well as risks in selling the cutting rights of the growing forests. On the other hand, people do not want to sell their forest properties due to the fact that emotions outweigh the financial gains.
Forests need to managed not to waste them.
A mature forest loses its value when it is not used, because very old trees die of disease and vermin. A mature forest that loses its vitality is also sensitive to storms. The frequent storms Estonia has witnessed over the last decade have proved it and a significant amount of forests has been wasted. Constant management process is necessary to keep forests viable and healthy, and to prevent loss of value of the property.
Our team is cooperating with eight forestry managers and the company has a licence for forest survey and management planning. We are able to evaluate the forest quickly and well and then make our offer.
We pay private forest owners return that is not made at the expense of the seller of the property, but which we earn during a long period of time through well-thought large-scale forest management. We are able to use such model due to strong equity capital and high credit rating of the company. It is worth mentioning that we are company owned by Estonian owners whose activities yield a tax revenue that stays in Estonia.
Our principle is to take the strong approach of following good practice and transparent forestry, the keywords of which are maintaining a nature- and environmentally-friendly attitude, correct forestry methods, responsibility, unconditional following of Forestry Act and forestry management rules. The result is managing forests in the way that preserves resources for the future.
Lignator Logistika is involved in buying up roundwood. Our service chain ensures the competitiveness, which includes the combined use of schemes of road, rail, and marine transportation.
Lignator Timber is involved in buying up and exporting various sawn timber products. Our aim is to find right supplier for every product, adjust to the demands of different markets and supply high-quality materials to Pallet Manufacture; Upholstery & Furniture Manufacture and Building sector. Our main export market is United Kingdom followed by Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, Germany and Italy. Lignator Timber is a member of Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. www.koda.ee
We have been doing business with Lignator Timber for around 10 years and it’s feels more like a partnership rather than a normal supplier/customer relationship. Katlin and her team run a very professional business, buying pallet, birch and other timber products from a variety of loyal and good quality sawmills, which they have very close relationships with. KDM’s business is all about providing our customer with the quality of product they require, at a competitive price with a regular on-going supply, this is exactly what we get from Lignator Timber.
I have dealt with Lignator Timber Ltd for many years now mainly through Katlin Narusk and her excellent team of staff.I have always found this company to be accurate with their information whilst being diligent and discreet in their dealings with Capital Hardwoods and Components Ltd.Lignator`s products are always of a high standard whilst being competitively priced. In my opinion Lignator are a credit to the industry and a totally trustworthy company. An absolute pleasure to deal with and long may our trading relationship last.