Cutting

Jim Lootens lootensj at expert.cc.purdue.edu
Wed Jan 25 17:13:43 EST 1995


nwallace at uoguelph.ca (Niall A Wallace) writes:

>Can anyone provide information on current timber prices of Hard Maple, 
>Beech, Silver maple, White Ash , Red and White Oak, Black Cherry, and 
>Bass Wood.
>Currently the University of Guelph plans to cut a large number of these 
>from a first growth area and we would like some feed back on the 
>percentages they are cutting. They say that it is woodlot management but 
>plan to remove up to 50% of some types. Is this bad? Reply immediately to 
>ontarion at uoguelph.ca
>Thanks
>Niall Wallace 
>News Editor
>Ontarion


Niall,

The the most recent numbers that I have are from the 1994 Indiana Forest 
Products Price Report and Trend Analysis.

These are for delivered sawlogs

Species		Range ($/MBF)	Prime	No. 1	No.2	No. 3
Hard Maple			250-800	200-650	150-500	100-250
Beech				150-400	125-300	100-250	80-250
Soft Maple			200-400	125-450	100-350	100-250
White Ash			400-750	300-650	150-500	100-250
Red Oak				350-900	250-800	100-700	100-250
White Oak			400-900	200-700	150-550	100-250
Black Cherry		       400-1000	300-800	160-600	100-250
Basswood			160-600	140-450	75-350	80-225

I hope that thse are helpful.  They will reflect regional
differences and are quite variable.  However, if you are looking
for rough prices they should be helpful.


Jim Lootens
lootensj at expert.cc.purdue.edu



	



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