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How do I sell or market my trees?
- Timber Sales: A Planning Guide For Landowners (AG-640)
- Cutting at Financial Maturity: Maximizing the economic return of your woodland (WON-62)
- First See a Forester (AG-619)
Are you seeking assistance with selling timber or other forest management needs?
- The Association of Consulting Foresters - NC Chapter
- Consulting Foresters in North Carolina
- North Carolina Board of Registered Foresters
- NC Forest Service County Ranger Office
Additional resource links
Historic timber prices, quarterly timber prices, and income estimates by county for timber harvesting are available for those seeking information on standing timber prices, referred to as stumpage prices and economic impact. This infomation is available in pdf file format and are available free for downloading. A free pdf reader can be downloaded from Adobe.
Historic Price Information
Extension Forestry has compiled these price histories from Timber Mart-South© and other sources since 1976 for stumpage prices and since 1988 for delivered prices. Stumpage prices are the prices paid to the landowner for the standing timber. Delivered prices are prices paid upon delivery of the timber to the mill. Annual market prices are averages of prices reported at the time. Price histories are reported for four timber product categories (pine sawtimber and pulpwood, and mixed hardwood sawtimber and pulpwood) for western North Carolina, eastern North Carolina, and statewide.
Quarterly Price Information
Extension Forestry provides access to North Carolina quarterly price information for standing timber from two sources, Forest-2-Market and Timber Mart-South. North Carolina price information from Forest-2-Market is reported on a quarterly basis and includes average prices by region for pine and hardwood sawtimber, pine chip-n-saw, pine and hardwood pulpwood, red and white oak sawtimber, and yellow poplar sawtimber and can be found below. Quarterly price information from Timber Mart-South can be obtained through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension County Centers and includes average prices by region for pine pulpwood, chip-n-saw, sawtimber, ply-logs and poles; as well as for hardwood pulpwood, mixed hardwood sawtimber and oak sawtimber. For Timber Mart-South Price Information please contact your local county Cooperative Extension Center.
Forest 2 Market Quarterly Price Reports
Income Estimates by County for Timber Harvesting in North Carolina
The economic impact timber production has on North Carolina's economy is significant. Income Estimates by County for Timber Harvesting in North Carolina is compiled from the following sources, US Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis Data, Timber Products Output Survey, and Timber Mart-South. These estimates provide information on both stumpage value and delivered value for timber harvested and delivered to mills. Stumpage value is an estimate of the price paid to the landowner for standing timber. This value is derived from an average stumpage price for the region in which the county is located and estimated harvest level for the county. Delivered value is the price paid to the timber buyer upon delivery of timber to the mill. This value is derived from an average delivered price for the region in which the county is located and estimated harvest level for the county.
Need to know more information about timber prices? Here is a key contact if you need to get in touch with us.
Dr. Robert Bardon
Department Extension Leader
Associate Dean for Extension and Engagement
4233 Jordan Hall Addition, NCSU