Red Hills Lumber Company

Company 

Red Hills Lumber is a family-owned business that specializes in the production of  heart pine wood flooring, customized wood beams,  and other interior heart pine products from mature longleaf pine. Red Hills Lumber also produces high quality longleaf southern yellow pine.

Our land, mill, and office are located near Thomasville, in the Red Hills of south Georgia. We operate on-site sawmills, fan barns, drying kilns, and milling & molding equipment. Each year we sustainably harvest limited quantities of mature growth longleaf southern pine from natural forests on land that has been place under a perpetual conservation easement .

All our products are carefully milled and graded to the highest industry standards. To speak to a sales representative or to request more information, please contact us.

Environment 

At Red Hills Lumber, we have a total commitment to preserving  the forest primarily as a natural environment and only secondarily as a sustainable source of high quality lumber. Red Hills Lumber harvests almost entirely from our own land which we have placed under a perpetual conservation easement.   We are located in the Red Hills of south Georgia, an area known for its in-tact longleaf pine forests that are home to many species of wildlife like the White-Tailed Deer, Turkey, Quail and rare Red-Cockaded Woodpecker.

Mature longleaf pine is a rare commodity, prized for its beauty and strength. To grow it sustainably and to protect the environment, Red Hills Lumber selectively cuts declining or damaged trees in  smaller volume than is grown annually. The sustainable harvest of mature longleaf pine provides a limited supply of high quality heart pine and at the same time continues to promote the health of the ecosystem that has produced it.

History

Heart pine is the dense inner core of large, mature southern pines, particularly longleaf pine. In Colonial times vast longleaf pine forests stretched from Virginia to Texas, and heart pine was the wood of choice for building everything from ships, to barns, to hard wood flooring in elegant houses. Those days are gone and so are most of the forests, but you can still see their history on the floors of  Williamsburg and Mount Vernon and in the decks of the USS Constitution.

In recent decades people who admire the beauty of this wood have torn down old barns and dredged sunken logs to recapture the beauty and durability of longleaf pine for restorations and new buildings. The Red Hills area in south Georgia still contains limited quantities of mature longleaf trees that yield true heartwood.