Freres Lumber supplies softwood chips, sawdust, and shavings to customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. These products are used for a variety of purposes including the manufacture of paper, particle board, and pellets. They are also purchased for a variety of other purposes such as planting for nurseries and bedding for livestock.
These products are typically delivered in 48’ or 53’ possum-belly trailers, or we also have the ability to deliver in a self-unloading walking floor trailer.
Check out the Kockums Chipper! See video! This chipper used to operate at our Cedar Mills Rd. facility in the 1980’s, and was installed by our own electricians, fabricators and millwrights (with help from Phillipi Construction and Northside Electrical). These chips are typically used for pulp in paper products, or as material for particle board.
Freres Lumber supplies Hemlock and Douglas Fir screened and un-screened bark to customers in Oregon. These bark products are used in nurseries for potting mixes as well as to general consumers for landscaping purposes.
Bark dust, also called “beauty bark,” is commonly used in gardening and landscaping. It helps regulate the temperature of the underlying soil, preventing water loss and erosion as well as affecting the soil pH.
Bark dust is excellent for suppressing weeds and adding visual appeal around paths, trees, and shrub. It’s commonly used for playgrounds and parks.
Did you know: Bark decomposes slower than wood, maintains its color longer, and presents a uniform appearance. That’s why barkdust is the primary choice for parks and landscapers.
Freres Lumber operates over thirty highway trucks utilizing a combination of flat bed maxi’s, curtain vans, and chip trailers. We also operate 15 log trucks which haul logs to our locations, as well as contract hauls for customers.
The Company runs Kenworth trucks delivering product throughout Oregon and Washington, and backhauls from various locations throughout the Northwest.
We operate late model, well maintained equipment designed for payloads of 70,000 lbs net. We pride ourselves on courteous drivers and exemplary service. The Company, as well as our drivers, have won numerous safety awards through the Oregon Trucking Association.