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I have a nice stand of big Larch (most trees 30 inch trunk) and red pine. I want to thin them out a little, since they are so huge they are just shading everything out underneath. I had a guy offer me 15 dollars a tree for the larch. Is that a low offer or about in line with current lumber pricing? Thanks for the help!
 

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I'm not a forester but I know a little about this. At 30" DBA you should have somewhere around 1,000 board ft. For something comparable, such as hemlock, you should be able to get around $.10 - .15 cents a ft if it doesn't have the shakes.




Is there any reason you're not willing to pay a forester 10% to make sure you get the most out of your lumber and that your land isn't left a mess?
 

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I'll also add that 3 years ago we were selling some white pine and we were getting $.45 cents a ft but it was high quality stuff.
 

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Excellent info.


Just don't go by the Penn State quarterly timber price guide. Those numbers are nonsense.
 
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