Forest management often occurs on a relatively-long time scale. This can be attributed to a variety of factors including:
- Current timber market peaks and troughs
- Current forest growth rate and future potential
- Size and location of your timber sale
- Seasonal harvest limitations
- Forest health concerns and associated risk
Stumpage prices are often fluctuating, and therefore, permitting no imminent forest health concerns, it may be in your best interest to postpone harvest to capitalize on timber market peaks. The merchantability of a timber sale can often be further improved by scheduling nearby or adjacent properties under different ownerships for harvest at the same time. To maximize your realized revenue through timber harvest, Green Timber Consulting Foresters continuously updates and maintains a geodatabase of past clients. Maintaining and analyzing this geodatabase allows us to schedule harvests across multiple private ownerships in close proximity with similar seasonal harvest opportunities, if possible. Scheduling these harvests on a similar timeline often improves the economic feasibility of such harvests, which will maximize your realized price per unit volume of harvested timber.
Learn more about our geodatabase management services