TIMBER SALE ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

The Importance of Timber Sales

Trees are an important asset to landowners. They not only provide a source of income but also provide an environment for wildlife to thrive. Furthermore, woodland and wildlife species flourish from proper management practices. This service is prioritizes the purposeful management of our clients land and the wildlife.

Our Process of Timber Sale Administration

1) Initial consultation and walk-through

2) Written management plan (length depends on landowners objectives)

3) Timber sale layout and marking timber

4) Timber sale marking follow-up with the landowner

5) Timber sale bid package

6) Timber buyers view the woods for sale

7) Timber sale bid opening

8) Contract signing (between buyer and seller, and seller and consultant)

9) Initial payments

10) Final payments and starting of timber harvesting

11) Timber sale inspections

12) Timber sale cleanup (this includes the installation of waterbars and seeding the skid trails to the specifications of the landowner)

13) Timber sale final walkthrough with the landowner

 

What Should You Expect?

1) Integrity

2) No Surprises

3) Manage for the future

4) Encourage the establishment of healthy forests and wildlife populations

 

Major Components of Active Woodlands Management

The four (4) major components of active management of a woods that leads to a timber sale are as follows: 1) Woodland Stand Dynamics, 2) Woodland Timber Value, 3) Woodland Management Systems, and 4) Best Management Practices (BMP’s).

Woodland Stand Dynamics

  • Tree Species
  • Shade Tolerance
  • Regeneration
  • Woody Interference
  • Invasive Species

Timber Value & Market Prices

Multiple factors affect the value of standing timber.

  • Supply & Demand
  • Prevalence of timber Buyers
  • Site conditions and factors
  • Timeline to harvest
  • Geographic Location
  • Niche Markets
  • Overseas trading

Woodland Management Systems

Management systems are utilized to accomplish various objectives for the woodlands and the wildlife.

Overstory Removal

Objective: encourage the growth of established regeneration and create young forest habitat for various wildlife species.

Crop Tree Release

Objective: encourage the growth of favorable trees for the purpose of excellent seed production.

Shelterwood

Objective: encourage the establishment of favorable advanced regeneration with the purpose of establishing young forest habitat in the future.

Thinning

Objective: encourage the growth the residual stand (of various stand ages).

Best Management Practices (BMP’s)

Best Management Practices (BMP’s) are used to maintain the integrity of the lands for the purpose of the protection of the soil quality and stability and water quality.