Planning To Sell Your Timber?

It is risky to sell timber without having a good idea of its value and the current market conditions. Do what the pros do — sell your timber using a registered forester! Selling timber is like trading stocks and bonds. Seek sound professional advice and assistance to know when and how to sell.

Be informed:

Timing Is Everything
When is the best time to sell?

When and how you sell your timber can greatly influence your overall financial plans, the cost of regeneration, and other management objectives. You would never sell bonds before they mature or sell stocks when the market is down. In the same way, selling timber requires an understanding of the markets and of the quality and quantities of your timber. Professional foresters have a proven record of generating greater returns for your present and future forest—whether you manage for wildlife, water, beauty, timber, or all of the above.

When selling timber, follow these steps:

Get Help

A forester is a phone call away! When selling your house, stocks, or bonds, you probably seek professional help. You should seek the same level of advice when deciding whether to sell or hold your timber. Public and registered consulting foresters are available to provide just such help. Public foresters can provide advice, while consulting foresters can provide advice as well as handle all aspects of selling timber. In North Carolina, you can hire a registered consultant forester. To verify if a forester is registered in North Carolina, contact the N.C. Board of Registration for Foresters at 919-847-5441 or

A forester can make and save you money:


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Published in May 2005

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