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Offline abstoff15

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New to timber sales
« on: Today at 12:09:46 PM »
Hey All,

Looking at doing a timber sale on about 180 acres of floodplain forest along the Mississippi River in Missouri/ Illinois. Species are mostly silver maple and cottonwood. Curious about the measurement standards for cruising.

Here's what we've been doing so far:

10" min diameter for saw logs
16' log length (also doing 1/2 logs)
Getting about 29k board-ft/acre

Do we include large straight branches when we record merch height?
Anything else we should be doing that we aren't?

Thanks.

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Re: New to timber sales
« Reply #1 on: Today at 02:44:47 PM »
Probably sound try to find a buyer before you cut that much low grade. Pretty tuff in my part of the county to sell those species and make a living.
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Re: New to timber sales
« Reply #2 on: Today at 02:46:21 PM »
Probably Should sorry about that  ::) .
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Re: New to timber sales
« Reply #3 on: Today at 02:59:50 PM »
Probably should have said... Profit isn't that big of an issue. This is a seed tree harvest as part of a forest management prescription. 

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Re: New to timber sales
« Reply #4 on: Today at 03:53:35 PM »
29K sounds like a clear cut, and low grade material.  I worked some of the flood plain stuff around Cape Girardeau some years ago.  In those species a 10" diameter will not sell, unless the market had drastically changed in the last few years.  You can cruise anything, but merchantable species and stems may be a problem with this.
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