Logging Frequently Asked Questions:
What is my timber worth?
That’s a complicated question. The value of your timber depends on the size and quality of the logs we can get out of the tree. Certain species are more valuable than others – especially Walnut, Cherry, and White Oak. The exact value also varies according to local market conditions. We will provide you with a free estimate to give you an exact price for your timber.
What’s the best way to sell my timber?
The first step is to find a reputable and honest timber company, like K&B Lumber. You want to make sure you feel comfortable with the people you work with. It’s also important to verify that the company uses logging best management practices, will work with you to achieve your goals for your land, and has the knowledge needed to protect your waterways and wildlife.
Can I sell timber that’s been damaged in a storm?
Usually yes, as long as the timber has not started to rot from being on the ground too long. Just remember, after a storm the clock is ticking – the faster you can sell your blown down timber the better.
Do you buy land?
Yes, K&B Lumber frequently purchases timber land for sale. If you’re looking to sell your property and you have at least 10 acres of timbered land, click here.
Is there a minimum acreage requirement?
We typically require a minimum of 10 acres to sign a contract. However, depending on your property we may be able harvest less than that (If for example you have an exceptional Walnut crop). If you think you have a timber crop worth harvesting, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Can I sell trees from my yard?
Generally no – yard trees tend to contain metal which can damage saw blades and other timber processing equipment. One possible exception is if your yard is in a wooded lot that was once part of a larger woods, developed woodland area, and the primary growth period of the trees occured in a natural forest habitat.
Will a timber harvest destroy my property?
Not if you hire K&B Lumber. We use forestry best management practices and make it a point to take care of your property and your wildlife.
Timber harvesting is an important part of any proper forest management plan. Your timber has a natural life span, and if left to mature indefinitely, your trees begin a slow steady decline. Removing mature trees allows light to penetrate the canopy, and allows saplings and forest undergrowth to grow which is healthy for your forest.
What will the effect of a timber harvest be on my wildlife?
Deer, rabbits, turkey, and other wildlife in Ohio benefit from the increase forest undergrowth and subsequent abundance of habitats that it creates. We leave all tree tops on your property, which also provides shelter and habitat opportunities for your wildlife. At K&B Lumber, we are a team of hunters and wildlife enthusiasts and do our best ensure the well being of your wildlife.
How big do the trees need to be to sell?
We typically only log trees that are 16″ or greater in diameter.
Do you charge for an estimate?
Our estimates are completely free of charge.
How do you determine property lines?
We use arial maps and modern GPS positioning systems to determine your property lines. You don’t need to hire an independent surveyor.
An independent forester told me the price for timber is down – is that true?
Probably not. Timber prices naturally fluctuate from spring to winter. Foresters typically do not participate in the timber market and are unaware of price changes. At K&B Lumber, we have been a participant in the market for over 20 years, and know how to get top dollar for your timber.