Woodland Advisor Workshop Series Angela S. Gupta & Lance Sorensen University of Minnesota Extension & MN DNR Division of F...
<ul><li>Timber sale goals </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory and appraisal </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting a logger </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Possible reasons for a timber sale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Income generation – Wood Products Markets  </li></ul></ul...
<ul><li>Veneer </li></ul><ul><li>Lumber </li></ul><ul><li>Pallets & ties </li></ul>Photo by Jim Edger Photo by Stebbi post...
<ul><li>First, finding a forester: private vs. public agency </li></ul><ul><li>Do a quick “walk through” with a forester <...
<ul><li>Second step is to have a forester prepare a Stewardship plan </li></ul>Extension Store, $16 http://shop.extension....
<ul><li>A Stewardship plan will outline forest management options, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intergenerational land...
<ul><li>Third step is having a  </li></ul><ul><li>forester appraise your timber </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plot cruise vs. 100%...
<ul><li>Marking timber </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark boundary of sale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark both stem and base of t...
<ul><li>Fourth step is to meet with the forester to discuss the timber sale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify goals </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Lastly, prepare timber sale contract </li></ul><ul><li>Mail timber sale bid invitations to loggers </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><ul><li>Price paid – lump sum vrs. scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special need – road or trail building  access </li...
<ul><li>MLEP (Minnesota Logger Education Program) </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drive by past jobs </...
<ul><li>Things to consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Winter vs. summer cutting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaling technique </...
<ul><li>Private professional forester will act as your agent and do sale supervision </li></ul><ul><li>MN DNR Forester  ca...
<ul><li>Supervise your timber sale to make sure that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roads and trails appropriately placed and sized...
<ul><li>Consider re-investing in the property by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Timber stand improvement-post sale removal of poor...
<ul><ul><li>Plan for next generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider Stewardship aspects of management </li></ul></ul>...
<ul><li>MN DNR: (800) 657-3929   http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>My Minnesota Woods </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Angela Gupta , U of MN Extension </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] ,  </li></ul><ul><li>(507) 280-2869 </li></ul><...
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Harvesting & Selling Timber Oct 2009

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Harvesting & Selling Timber Oct 2009

  1. 1. Woodland Advisor Workshop Series Angela S. Gupta & Lance Sorensen University of Minnesota Extension & MN DNR Division of Forestry
  2. 2. <ul><li>Timber sale goals </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory and appraisal </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting a logger </li></ul><ul><li>Sale contract </li></ul><ul><li>Sale supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Post-sale management </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Possible reasons for a timber sale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Income generation – Wood Products Markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased health and vigor of residual stand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife habitat improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreational trails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aesthetics </li></ul></ul>Photo by esagor
  4. 4. <ul><li>Veneer </li></ul><ul><li>Lumber </li></ul><ul><li>Pallets & ties </li></ul>Photo by Jim Edger Photo by Stebbi postur Photo by Lance Sorensen Photo by LOOMstudio
  5. 5. <ul><li>First, finding a forester: private vs. public agency </li></ul><ul><li>Do a quick “walk through” with a forester </li></ul>Photo by Lance Sorensen Photo by Lance Sorensen
  6. 6. <ul><li>Second step is to have a forester prepare a Stewardship plan </li></ul>Extension Store, $16 http://shop.extension.umn.edu/PublicationDetail.aspx?ID=2019
  7. 7. <ul><li>A Stewardship plan will outline forest management options, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intergenerational land transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timber sale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife enhancement projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timber stand improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree planting </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Third step is having a </li></ul><ul><li>forester appraise your timber </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plot cruise vs. 100% cruise </li></ul></ul>Photos by Lance Sorensen
  9. 9. <ul><li>Marking timber </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark boundary of sale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark both stem and base of tree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent color use </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Fourth step is to meet with the forester to discuss the timber sale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volume offered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaling options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restrictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slash disposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify property lines </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Lastly, prepare timber sale contract </li></ul><ul><li>Mail timber sale bid invitations to loggers </li></ul><ul><li>Select logger </li></ul>Photo by Lance Sorensen
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Price paid – lump sum vrs. scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special need – road or trail building access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation by forester or neighbor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cold call </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertisement </li></ul></ul>Photo by Lance Sorensen
  13. 13. <ul><li>MLEP (Minnesota Logger Education Program) </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drive by past jobs </li></ul></ul>Photos by Lance Sorensen
  14. 14. <ul><li>Things to consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Winter vs. summer cutting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaling technique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slash disposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Damage to site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid timber deed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other concerns </li></ul></ul>Photo by Lance Sorensen Photo by hradcanska
  15. 15. <ul><li>Private professional forester will act as your agent and do sale supervision </li></ul><ul><li>MN DNR Forester cannot act as your agent </li></ul><ul><li>MN DNR – Expert advice when problems arise </li></ul>Photo by esagor
  16. 16. <ul><li>Supervise your timber sale to make sure that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roads and trails appropriately placed and sized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only marked trees are being harvested </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logger is staying within sale boundary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor for rutting and damage to residual trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other contract specifications are being honored </li></ul></ul>Photo by Lance Sorensen
  17. 17. <ul><li>Consider re-investing in the property by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Timber stand improvement-post sale removal of poor quality or damaged trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing/maintaining roads and trails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government cost share programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planting trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protecting advanced regeneration from deer </li></ul></ul>Photo by Lance Sorensen Photo by Lance Sorensen Photo by esagor
  18. 18. <ul><ul><li>Plan for next generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider Stewardship aspects of management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refine goals for the woodlot </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>MN DNR: (800) 657-3929 http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>My Minnesota Woods </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Woodland Advisor Program http://cfc.cfans.umn.edu/wa/ </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Association of Consulting Foresters </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.paulbunyan.net/users/norfor/ </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Logger Education Program (MLEP) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mlep.org/index.htm </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Angela Gupta , U of MN Extension </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] , </li></ul><ul><li>(507) 280-2869 </li></ul><ul><li>Lance Sorensen , MN DNR </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] , </li></ul><ul><li>(507) 206-2837 </li></ul>

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