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How do I know what my timber is worth?

The value of your timber is determined by many factors, such as the species of trees you have to sell, the timber's size and quality, the distance from the purchaser's mill, and many other factors. To get an estimate of what your timber may be worth, you must know the size, quantity, and quality of the timber. Once you know these things (when you have a forest inventory), you can apply reference standing timber prices (such as are found in the Mississippi Timber Price Report) to arrive at a reasonable estimate of your timber's worth. From this point, the use of the competitive bidding method will extract the highest price from the competitive market in your area. It's recommended that landowners consult a professional forester before making a timber sale.


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Filed Under: Forestry, Forest Management, Beginning Forestry, Timber Harvest January 31, 2019

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites private landowners to a workshop to learn about the benefits prescribed burns provide for wildlife habitat.

A single-lane dirt road runs through a green forest with a slightly raised dirt structure running across from one side to the other and another similar diversion several yards further up the road.
Filed Under: Beginning Forestry January 4, 2019

Many forest landowners wonder if best management practices really matter on their property, and the simple answer is yes. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/John Auel)

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Filed Under: Forest Management, Beginning Forestry December 21, 2018

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