There are many companies looking to buy standing timber. As a landowner, it can be difficult to know if it is time to harvest, which trees to harvest, and whether you are receiving a fair value for your trees. When you work with Green Fire Forestry, a consultant forester will act in your best interest to ensure that you receive the best price for your timber, and that your land is treated properly during timber harvesting.
Don’t trust just anyone – work with a qualified forestry professional.
Here’s the process:
-Your forester will consult with you to understand your desires for your property.
-Trees will be selected for harvest based on these desires using the technical expertise of your forester.
-Each tree selected will be marked with paint and measured to produce a timber volume summary.
-A Timber Sale Prospectus will be prepared, providing details about the timber offered for sale, stipulations of the timber sale contract and maps of the property, along with a letter inviting prospective buyers to inspect the timber and submit an offer.
-Sealed bids, offering a lump-sum value for the purchase of the timber, will be opened at a date and time specified in the Timber Sale Prospectus.
-A Timber Sale Agreement is executed between the landowner and the Purchaser of the timber, at which time payment is made in full.
-For lower-value timber sales, or sales for which no bid has been placed, a deal for the purchase of the timber is sometimes negotiated with a reputable buyer.
-A Performance Bond and current insurance for the logging company is required before logging begins
-Your forester will monitor the timber harvest to ensure that the appropriate trees are harvested, and that Best Management Practices are being used.
Contact Green Fire Forestry & Wildlife Services to request a sample Timber Sale Prospectus, Timber Sale Agreement, and Timber Harvest Inspection Form.
Before harvesting timber, you may want to consider having a Forest Management Plan written.