NELA is a regional trade group representing more than 2,000 members of the Northeast and Lake States’ logging, sawmilling, and forest products community. For over sixty years the 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 two major expositions of forest products and tree care equipment.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here, download our membership form, and remit to our office.

Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.

Joe Phaneuf – Executive Director

› Our Magazine

For more than 60 years, The Northern Logger & Timber Processor magazine has been the vehicle of choice for reaching the forest products industry in the Northeast and Lake States region of the United States.

› Expos

The Loggers’ Expo and the Loggers Plus Expo are the premier forest products and tree care equipment expositions in the Northeast.  Held in the spring, each offers the perfect environment to bring together buyers and sellers.

› Our Podcast

Listen to our monthly audio broadcast with the latest news and stories from the north woods!

› Our Email Newsletter

Get all the latest industry news, event information, NELA and Northern Logger updates by signing up for our weekly email newsletter!

› Safety & Training

logger training

Information on comprehensive safety training courses, and other general courses for loggers, is maintained by the Northeastern Loggers’ Association. Training now available in seven states!

› Get in Touch!

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