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Timber Sales

Timber sales are the main service I provide.  Most people that contact me are looking into this service and trying to make an informed decision.  Most timber that is not sold by a consultant is sold on what is called the shares method.  The logger cuts the trees and takes them to area mills and pays you a percent of what they receive.  The percent you receive is dependent on what you are selling but commonly 50-60%.

There are two methods I use to market timber:

  1.  Competitive Sealed Bid Method:  In this method the timber is placed on the market for buyers to submit a sealed bid.  The timber is placed on the market for approximately 30 days.  During that time, the buyers are free to look at the timber to determine their interest and what they will bid.  I schedule a day in which I will be there to show them the timber.  Timber sold by this method has to meet minimum standards.  They are, good quality timber of a reasonable maturity, good species mix, good access to remove the timber, adequate time allowed to remove the timber.  Other factors may be considered.
  2. Negotiated Method: I use this method when the timber to be sold does not meet the above standards.  In other words, timber that is small, poor species mix, difficult access or short removal time etc.  Once I have the timber measured, I place what I consider to be the fair market price on it and take it directly to potential buyers.  I will show it to as many buyers as necessary until I find one that will pay a fair price and meet the contract requirements.