Timber Prices 2020

We’re halfway through 2020 and what a wild ride it’s been for all Americans. Luckily for this industry, forestry jobs and services are considered essential, so many of us have been able to continue working. However, with the continual pressure of Chinese tariffs and decreased consumer demand at home, we’ve gotten a lot of reports … Read more…

Harvesting Timber in Maine: What’s Your Objective

In Maine, forests develop more slowly than the pine forests of the South or the Douglas fir forests of the West. Because of the long growing rotation, many landowners may only harvest timber once in a lifetime.  That means that if you’re going to harvest your property, you want to get it right.  But what … Read more…

Landowner Options for Selling Timber

Once a landowner has decided to implement a timber harvest on their land, there are several different ways to approach the process of selling timber. There are two primary approaches to being paid for timber: a stumpage sale or a direct sale. A stumpage sale is money paid to a landowner for standing trees on … Read more…

A Timber Stumpage Sale in Maine

Marjorie and Alan acquired their 151-acre woodlot in Hancock County Maine, in hopes to one-day build a cabin on the property.  As out of state landowners, the Warners enjoy spending time in Maine in the summer and fall visiting with friends and family.  Through the years, the Warners have made improvements to their property including … Read more…

Timber Update helps you sell timber in Georgia

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 I recently talked with a landowner in Georgia who was in the beginning stage of selling her timber. The timber owner was looking for a new timber buyer because she was not satisfied with the previous buyer to whom she last sold her timber. The seller was not pleased … Read more…

The Complete Guide to Selling Timber in Alabama – Part I

In order to maximize the value of your timber in Alabama and harvest responsibly, you need a trustworthy independent forestry consultant and you need over 30 acres of land with trees. Timberland investments are often more valuable than a house, and typically have generational implications, so you want to make wise choices regarding your land. … Read more…