Georgia Timber Prices 2013 – Q1

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2013 Timber Prices in Georgia



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2013 Timber Prices in Georgia



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2013 Timber Prices in Georgia



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21 Responses to Georgia Timber Prices 2013 – Q1

  1. Are the prices that I see in your chart, the prices that I should expect from a harvester for the sale of my timber? Or, are these the prices he can get from the mill, and our rates are negotiated downward? Thanks.

    • Hey David,

      These are the rates landowners get from the timber buyer. They’re the stumpage prices that you would be paid as a landowner.

  2. These prices reflected here are the prices i have been offered on my tract. my offer seems to be at the low end of the price spectrum right now. Is it ok to negotiate before signing the contract?

    • JP,

      There’s nothing wrong with negotiating.

      Just so you’re aware, we can connect landowners with timber buyers, so if you’d like a competitive bid, just let us know. Your timber only matures once, so it’s important to be sure you’re getting the most for it.

      It’s also important to note that your location can have a lot to do with pricing.

      Feel free to contact us with any more of your questions!

  3. Hello,
    I live in North Ga. I have about 2 acres of “pine logs” that a local company is interested in . He said he would give me about $150 per tractor trailer load for the logs and nothing for the pulpwood because prices are low.
    I am trying to figure out how to calculate an estimated value so I want get taken on the deal too bad. He said a truck load was around 17 logs.
    Does $150.00 per truck load of pine logs sound reasonable?
    How can I estimate the value of my timber?
    Thanks

    • The problem with the value of your timber is the quantity of trees on your property. One load of logs should be a good 27 tons of sawtimber. 17 logs at 27 tons total should be logs of approximately 16″ to 18″ in diameter, which are high value trees. Even at $20 per ton (you did not mention what part of North Ga you are in, which makes a big difference for pricing), 27 tons would be worth $340 per load, about twice what you are getting.

      However, you are very fortunate you have a logger that is willing to pay you anything for just one load of logs. The price I mentioned is for a legitimate commercial logging operation, where they have at least 25 to 30 loads of wood to harvest. The logistics of moving to your property for this limited amount of wood is very costly. Most loggers would not even come cut that limited amount of volume.

      That being said, I would think you will not find anyone that will pay you more than what you are getting. Yes, it is not top value, but they are going to cut it and they are paying you for the wood, sounds like a win-win negotiation. Make sure they have insurance if the trees are near your home and could possibly fall on your house in the cutting process.

      • Thanks for the information. The logger is already cutting on the property next to me, he wants to cut my trees before he leaves the area.It is about 100 logs that I have counted and the rest is pulpwood. He says the pulpwood is about
        $8.00 per ton. He stated that he wouldn’t be able to pay anything for that because he has to haul the pulpwood too far because the mills closer are not taking it right now.

  4. I have 11 Acres of planted pines in Charlton County Ga on Land I just purchased. I am wanting to cut most of the trees so I can convert the Land to Pasture. Trees range from 4-9″ in Dia and 20-25 tall I know they would only be good for pulp wood but there’s several plants near by including a chip plant down the road. Who do I need to contact about selling them, either way I am going to be cutting them down.

  5. My sister lives on 50 acres in north west Georgia. A man, who is cutting timber up in the area, came by and gave her an offer and I would like to run this by you and get your thoughts. He is interested in White Oaks, popular and others. He said he would give her 50% on White Oaks and 40% on others and would pay by the week. We are assuming this is percentages on the tons. He said he would clean up after he gets finished. Being a widower, I would like your advise. Questions she should ask and any other information would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

  6. I have 10 acres of planted pine in Wayne Co. I would like to have the trees thinned but don’t know if it is time to do so. The trees are 12 to 14 years old and vary in size from 5″ to 10″ and are about 30 to 35 ft. tall. There is a logging company in the area now and would like to have them cut while they’re here. Should I have them cut now and if so what could I expect to be paid? Thanks.

    • Hey Rocky,

      I’m glad you’re considering responsible management of your timberland.

      Pine generally needs to be thinned around 12-15 years, so your trees are definitely in that range. Also, something to consider is the crown ratio of your trees. The University of Georgia has studies that show trees need thinning when the green tops of the pine reach 30-40% of the total tree height. If you’ve got 60%+ stem, it’s time to thin.

      You’re in luck that there’s a logging company nearby, because logging operations generally won’t make a special trip out to a property that has less than 30-40 acres of timber on it. It’s simply not cost effective. Without having a registered forester on the ground it’s impossible to say what your timber is really worth, but they should have a record of what they paid on the property near yours. However, landowners with less timber tend to get a lower price for their trees, because there’s less work to be done.

  7. Dear All,

    I represented my client who owes 50 acres on Ravenshoe Rd just west of Hwy 48
    We need to cut down the trees. Anyone could tell me how to go about it and do we get any value out of cutting the timber
    Thanks
    Peter Lau
    Broker
    Trustwelll Realty
    4166772333

  8. I have 151+/- acres of planted LobLolly Pines in Bulloch County, GA. My siblings and I are looking to either have the entire lot clear cut or have it thinned every 5th row and wait another 5-10 years to clear cut the property. Can you please give me an overall estimate of what these types of trees are going for per ton and also what the pulpwood is going for per ton in this area? We are set to discuss the plan this weekend, I would like to have an overall idea of what questions I should ask and what I should expect going in to all of this. The property has been managed and maintained and is sitting at about 20-24 years of maturity, but has never been thinned. Any help would be greatly appreicated.

  9. I live in Charlton county ga., and I own a tree service. I have a lot of pine saw logs that range from 9-24″ and any length needed and as many trees as I want to handle. I have been carrying them to a mulch plant in Callahan,fl. but it cost me more to haul them than they pay. who would I contact in ga. to sell them? sawmills maybe? names would be nice, thanks _Jake, also all of my saw logs are straight as an arrow.

  10. I own 12 acres but i have around 4 acres of land with all kinds of trees needing cleaned out plus a few around the house.wanting to sell all the standing timber please contact me asap or at your earliest convience located in Chatsworth Ga thanks

  11. I am a senior at ABAC in Tifton, GA. The property is just outside of Moultrie, GA. I have cruised the timber and there is just short of 300 acres of mixed pines, Longleaf, Slash, and Loblolly, and I need the current prices that surrounding Timber Companies can give for them. Any help?

  12. I have a 30 acre lot and a 20 acre lot separated by about 2.5 miles not far from Waycross. One of them is next to a lot where a forester is going to start cutting tomorrow. He contacted me a couple weeks ago and I asked him to walk the properties. He took several days to get back to me, has offered $13 a ton and estimated that he’d get enough to net me $3500. That sounds OK until I consider that what he’ll be cutting is only the most mature trees of the original planting and are the only ones left after what I think he called a “residential cut”. Shortly before I bought it, it was thinned to the point that it’s more like a home site. Is the price reasonable or should I get another estimate? I think most of what he’ll get is saw timber or at least chip and saw. If that’s the case, shouldn’t he be offering closer to $25 a ton? I understand the low volume makes it economical to do it now while he’s in the area but I feel like he’s using that as a bit of a scare tactic. We talked about a plan to replant and agree that it’s too late in the season and should treat closer to September for a winter plant. Also, is $210 an acre a fair price to replant and what density should I expect at that price or is plant density even a factor in the cost? Lastly, are there funding sources for planting costs? Sorry for the novel.

  13. I have a 15 acre parcel with very mature 50/50 mix of pine and oak 2 feet and more in width,, some poplar and minimal pulpwood. Land is level and easily accessible off paved road.
    The location is Ellijay, Gilmer County. Don’t know if a small or large operation is required. Need advice on pricing and consultation. Intend to cut all but two shade trees near potential home site. Any suggestions?

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