8: Marketing Timber – Links & Resources

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  • Marketing Timber from the Private Woodland

    1991. Blinn, C. R., and L. T. Hendricks. St. Paul: University of Minnesota, Minnesota Extension Service.
    http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/naturalresources/DD2723.html

    Description: This publication describes sources of marketing assistance, why sell timber, steps in marketing timber, estimating tree volume, determining what your timber is worth, methods of selling timber, selecting a buyer, pricing stumpage, advertising your sale, contacting, and sale inspection.

  • Forestry Facts: Hiring a Consulting Forester
    1994. Martin, J. Madison: University of Wisconsin–Madison, School of Natural Resources, Department of Forest Ecology and Management.
    http://fwe.wisc.edu/extension/Publications/75.PDF

    Description: This 5-page publication describes what a consulting forester is, why hire one, what services a consultant can provide, how to find a consultant, basis for consultant fees, what you should do before meeting a consultant, what questions to ask, check references and get a contract in writing.

  • You’ve Been Asked to Sell Your Timber: What Do You Do Next?
    1993. Potter-Witter, K. East Lansing: Michigan State University Extension.
    http://forestry.msu.edu/extension/extdocs/facts23.pdf

    Description: This 2-page publication briefly describes the timber sale process: should you harvest, actively market your timber, determine what to sell, advertise, prepare a contract, and inspect the sale.

  • Timber Sale Bids
    1996. Potter-Witter, K., and R. Kidd. East Lansing: Michigan State University Extension.
    http://forestry.msu.edu/extension/extdocs/facts25.pdf

    Description: This 2-page publication shows the financial benefits of seeking more than one bid for a timber sale and encourages landowners to seek professional help when marketing timber.

  • Timber Sale Contracts (E-1656)
    1993. Szydzik, J., and J. E. Gunter. East Lansing: Michigan State University Extension.
    http://web2.msue.msu.edu/bulletins/Bulletin/PDF/E1656.pdf

    Description: This 12-page publication presents a sample timber sale contract with various items that should be considered by the seller when negotiating the terms of the contract. The items presented include those which are “essential," “important considerations," and “special provisions.”

  • Forestry Facts: Understanding
    the Sample Timber Sale Contract. (Forestry Facts No. 94)

    2002. University of Wisconsin Extension. Madison:
    University of Wisconsin–Madison, School of Natural Resources,
    Department of Forest Ecology and Management.
    http://fwe.wisc.edu/extension/Publications/94.PDF

    Description: This 8-page publication describes and clarifies a sample timber sale contract. The sample contract suggests key elements for inclusion in an agreement.

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