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Author Topic: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?  (Read 1240 times)

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Offline TN Woodman

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Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« on: February 28, 2019, 09:04:58 AM »
I've got a few acres of pine trees that REALLY need to be harvested. However, I can't find any mills here in middle TN who will buy pine logs. Does anyone have any ideas about an alternative method of selling them?

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Re: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 09:17:59 AM »
yI'm in western NC and we have a pretty decent market for pine, but you'll need to be more specific as to species.  White pine, yellow pine, lob, etc.  Markets for some are better than others

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Re: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 09:26:30 AM »
What size are your trees?  Pulp, Chip-n-saw, saw timber buyers - all look for different specs so it helps to also know what you have before trying to market it.   
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Re: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 09:50:49 AM »
Hankins Forest Products used to have a yard in Paris, TN that bought pine pulp and sawlogs but its been several years since I bought any timber in West TN and don't know if they still run that yard.

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Re: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 09:39:32 AM »
Thanks for the responses. These are Lob pines. They're fully mature. I'm guessing that the diameter is 12 to 24" and their heights are 40 to 50 ft.

My understanding is that the mills that used to purchase pines closed down in the Great Recession around 2008 and haven't re-opened since then. I've made a few calls and haven't gotten any interest yet.

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Re: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 09:42:03 AM »
Contact your county forester or consulting forester in area.
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Re: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 01:03:32 PM »
Thanks. I'm already using a forester and he's saying that there's no market for the pine logs right now in TN. I'm looking for other ways to possibly sell them rather than through his logging crew. 

I thought that local Mennonite or Amish communities might like to harvest them and mill the wood for building?

I don't know. I'm just looking for some out-of-the-box ideas at this point. I have no idea when (or if) the market for pine logs will turn around.

Thanks

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Re: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 04:39:26 PM »
Any market for cabin logs? The Amish are always looking for them here.
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Re: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2019, 01:21:05 PM »
Savage sawmill on bill carter mountain road in north sparta was 20cents/bf last time i got the list.  Not sure where youre at. 
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Re: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2019, 10:19:05 PM »
There is a mill in Ethridge that pays 35 and ton

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Re: Market for pine logs in middle or western TN?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2019, 04:56:50 PM »
@jonnywood  it's good to see you wake up from your nap.   smiley_sleeping  Welcome back.  :)
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