UNDERWATER TIMBER RECOVERY

Our pioneering team was first established in North America over two decades ago. With years of experience spread across many geographic locations we have become the pioneers and specialists of the modern sustainable underwater timber recovery.

We have completed numerous successful international projects retrieving sunken logs and harvesting timber from standing flooded forests in North America, Central America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. We have continued to advance the technologies & techniques employed to improve the efficiency & safety of underwater timber recovery.

Old growth and sustainable sunken timber caters to many markets. From the rare and unique species that are impossible to find on land, to high-quality common timber species suitable for industries requiring large cubic meter volumes. From our submerged reserves we are able to supply both ends of this market, from the niche to the mass markets.

ABOUT US

Sawn sunken logs

WHAT IS UNDERWATER TIMBER?

Underwater timber refers to logs, trees, and timber that is found on the bottom of the riverbeds, lake bottoms, and even submerged trees left standing after dam construction. during transit along waterways.

The lack of sunlight, pests, & oxygen preserves these timbers, & can give them a unique appearance, increased durability, and a higher value.

Underwater timber truck

SAFETY IN EXPERIENCE

The Recovery of Underwater Timber can be a dangerous occupation. There have been numerous incidents recorded from Latin America to South East Asia where people have attempted to retrieve timber without well trained operators lead by an experienced management team.

We eliminate these risks by using techniques and methodologies that do not require divers to enter the water. 

Underwater Logs

AREAS OF OPERATION

To date our team has worked on a variety of Underwater Timber Recovery projects in North, South, and Central America, and the Asia Pacific Region.

Within a short time frame we can deploy specialists to most geographic locations to develop and manage Underwater Timber Recovery operations once the the required permits and authority to retrieve sunken timber have been issued.

 

HISTORY OF SUNKEN LOGGING

 

A 1934 Popular Science article on Underwater Timber Recovery