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    Bidding war.

    Couple weeks back an Amish timber outfit marked trees and made an offer for 105 trees (no cherry, just poplar, red oak, white oak and ash.) So they make an offer. Today, a guy shows up from a different timber outfit and makes a higher offer for the same trees. So I go on the state forestry web site and check prices of timber. Red oak is like $520 per MBFT The Amish outfit offered $70. The guy today said $400 for the red oak. How do I compare the reported timber prices with what is standing in the woods? Are the reported prices delivered to the mill, or standing in the woods?

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    Mar 2015
    one thing I will say when the amish get done your land wont be beat and rutted up. last I knew they only use mules. but that is a bunch of price difference. the logger see if he will tell you where he last worked and go look at it and talk to the land owner and see if he was left happy or not. the red oak and ash have health issues now(oak wilt and ash borers) so I would try to sell them now also.

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    Ask about "best practices". Around here the state forest (Ohio) requires loggers to be trained in and comply with methods that reduce impact such as erosion.

    It is also possible to hire an independent forester to supervise the sale and harvest.

    Around here, some Amish use big machinery or hire out that part of the job.
    Last edited by Bradley Gray; 11-08-2018 at 10:57 AM.

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