Decisions of how and when to sell timber are difficult for most landowners. That’s because selling timber is often a once-in-a-lifetime event. As a result, landowners typically have little experience in the market place, making the outcome far from certain.
To avoid regrets, your best bet is to retain a consulting forester to represent your best interest (for example: https://www.acf-foresters.org/). Your forester will have years of experience helping timberland owners get the best deal and sorting through the cast of characters that make up the standing timber market place.
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