Making the Cuts
At Glenn Ongley Timber we want you to feel confident about the different factors that come into play when you get different offers from different timber buyers. When selling timber, it is important to understand that higher bids don’t always mean a better value for your timber. We’d be happy to speak with you about the trees on your property today, just give us a call!
Timber buyers purchase by certain types of select cuts, which basically refers to the height above the ground at which each tree is cut. For timber harvesting that includes select cuts made closer to the ground, you may be offered more money up front, because the timber buyers will be taking a higher volume of timber from your land. However, how your timber is cut will determine when it can be harvested again. Trees cut lower take longer to regrow, so what may seem like a good deal in the short term may not be the best thing in the long run. Refer to the timber harvesting times below to determine when you’d like to harvest again, and where you would prefer those select cuts to be made now.
- 14’ Breast-height and above (tree diameter): 20 years
- 16’ Breast-height and above: 15-20 years
- 18’ breast-height and above: 10 years
- 14’ stump: 45-50+ years
Different select cuts can cause timber buyers’ offers to vary by quite a bit. Watch the video below for more details about this concept. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Pennsylvania’s leading timber buyers today!