If you’ve sold a house, a car, or any other piece of property, then you know that selling can be tricky. From finding a buyer to filling out the right paperwork, there are lots of little steps to keep track of throughout the selling process.
Selling timber is like that too—there are several steps to the process, many of which may be new to you.
If you’ve decided to harvest and sell some of your timber, here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Get help
Finding the right consulting forester to help you through the selling process can make your timber sale easier and more profitable. Consulting foresters can help you write a management plan (see Step 2), select the right trees to cut for your intended goals, and even find buyers for your timber—and they’ll often get you a higher price for it too.