Using good forest practices, landowner objectives are met through timber harvests. Using aggressive marketing strategies and competitive sale conditions, the highest fair market prices are obtained.
Process of a timber sale:
- Forest Assessment Visit: Determine landowner goals and objectives: investment, wildlife management, good forest health, or recreation. Visit the property and visually inspect the timber. Based on landowner goals and objectives, discuss the possibility of a profitable timber harvest.
- Timber Marking: Mark the trees to be harvested with timber marking paint. Trees will be marked with two paint spots above breast height on opposite sides and one stump mark for harvest inspections.
- Data Entry and Analysis: Every tree marked for harvest will be tested for soundness and have specific data recorded. Species, diameter, and merchantable hight will be taken to produce an accurate summary of the timber sale.
- Sale Advertisement: Up to 100 advertisements will be sent to respected timber buyers, sawmills and loggers. I will designate a day where prospective timber buyers will have the opportunity to meet with me at the property and inspect the timber that is for sale.
- Sealed Bid: Prospective buyers can send in sealed bids prior to bid opening. All bids will be opened at one time in one location. Landowner reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.
- Sale Contract: Timber sale contracts outline the state, local and personal rules and regulations. On Lump Sum Sales, the landowner will receive full payment at contract signing.
- Harvest Inspections: Several inspections will be conducted throughout the sale to ensure no contract violations are taking place.