Promoting the Wise Stewardship of Our Forest Resources

NELA is a regional trade group representing members of the Northeast and Lake States’ logging, sawmilling, and forest products community.

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For over sixty years the Northeastern Loggers Association has published a highly respected monthly magazine that focuses exclusively on our region – The Northern Logger and Timber Processor. NELA also produces training programs, pamphlets and books, and the region’s largest exposition of forest products and tree care equipment. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click the link below.


Selected articles from The Northern Logger & Timber Processor magazine.

Eastern hemlock boards
Local Species Cross-Laminated Timber Nearly Commercial in the Northeast

Mass timber, which uses glulam beams and cross-laminated timber, is starting to take hold in the commercial building field. Mass timber is much more carbon friendly – replacing traditional concrete and steel – and can often compete on price partly because the construction phase for this technique is so much faster than concrete and steel.

Washington DC Fly-In 2023

As I accompanied members of the northeastern delegations on their way to legislative appointments on March 23, the day of the American Loggers’ Council 2023 Congressional Fly-In, we admired how green the city was this time of year compared to up North, where there was still snow on the ground.

When Your Heart is in It

For Neal Graham of ALM Logging in northern Pennsylvania, seven days a week used to be a regular workweek. Like many loggers, Graham felt that in order to make ends meet and keep afloat in a tough business, he couldn’t take time off.

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