Did you know that a timber management plan can be put in place to ensure continual harvest? This includes the removal of sick/dying trees as well as less desirable species in order to let the more valuable timber grow to maturity.
Much like crops, timber can be put on a rotational harvest of 10-15 years. A value that will stretch across generations. It does not have to be a once in a lifetime event! Contact us today for your free evaluation.
Timber is a wonderful renewable resource that when managed correctly, provides use and value for a lifetime. Approximately 4 million acres of Indiana lands are forestland. CJ Timber Buyers respects your land as well as your remaining forest. It is our goal to leave the floor as undisturbed as possible during the harvest process. Best Management Practices are strictly adhered to by the logging crews. This ensures future generations have the ability to enjoy the woods while profiting from it as well.
Of course, they do! While most companies proclaim to offer the most for your timber, only CJ Timber Buyers consistently does so. From the strongest domestic and international markets for veneer logs to the most robust for Hardwood Grade Lumber and pallet logs, CJ Timber Buyers will bring top dollar for your timber sale! Call us Today at 765-294-1600
CJ Timber Buyers is always in the market for cut logs of particular species. We are year-round buyers of Walnut, Ash, and Poplar saw logs. If you have these items for sale, we are more than happy to come out and take a look. Our sawmill operation ensures the highest paid prices for standing timber as we eliminate the log broker.
Trees (timber) used for veneer purposes are the most valuable. Walnut trees are always one of the most demanded trees in the wood industry. Oaks, maples, cherry, and ashes are also valuable trees. A high-quality veneer tree with a large diameter can be worth a lot, but they are rare.
The trees selected to be harvested are commonly referred to as "stumpage," and "stumpage value" refers to the amount of money you would receive when those trees are cut. Timber buyers must consider several factors when determining the stumpage value of the trees you are offering for sale. First, like your forester, the buyer must determine the value of the log itself based on these criteria:
Then, the buyer must deduct from that value the costs of certain operations:
In addition to the labor and equipment costs for those operations, the buyer must factor in costs such as social security, workers' compensation, equipment depreciation, insurance, and interest on invested capital. The buyer must also consider the accessibility of the trees, distance to the mill, and the market for the logs. Finally, the buyer and the logger need to receive a fair profit.
From the landowner's perspective, tree size and quality are important. The importance of size and quality is best illustrated by an example: A log 10 feet long and 12 inches in diameter at the small end contains 40 board feet by the Doyle log scale (Table 1). The same 10-foot log grown to a 20-inch diameter would produce 160 board feet. If the grown log is veneer quality, the price paid per board foot may be two to 10 times higher. Therefore, in this example, adding 8 inches of diameter to a good-quality log increased its value up to 40 times. A well-developed forest management plan will provide details regarding which portions of your property are most productive and which are least productive for growing trees. Knowing where these sites are will help you focus future efforts to produce high-quality timber. Keep this principle in mind while managing the trees in your forest.
Quality is equally important to the buyer. A poor-quality tree may have no value as veneer or lumber, while a high-quality tree of the same dimensions may be worth hundreds of dollars. Defects lower the grade and, consequently, the value of trees.
The most common defects in logs are knots caused by branches; seams caused by disease, lightning, fire scars, frost damage or mechanical injury; holes caused by insects or bird pecking; shake, a lengthwise separation of the wood caused by injury; split; and decay (Figure 2). Another common and unnecessary defect is metal embedded in the wood. Fences are commonly nailed to fence-row trees, making the best part of the trees worthless. Even temporarily nailing into a tree causes serious degrade because a chemical reaction between metal and the tree sap produces a stain that permeates the wood.
CJ Timber Buyers' goal is to make the process of selling your timber as stress-free and easy as possible. If your timber is not ready for harvest, we will politely inform you of this. If your timber is ready for harvest, we will create a timber management plan outlining the value and harvest details.
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