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buying logs
« on: August 16, 2013, 01:32:48 PM »
First off im in Northwest pa. I normally dont buy logs because i have my own land and i harvest my own logs. A friend of mine said he had a few logs of mostly oak and maple and inquired if i want to buy them. I scaled them out to 175 b/f with some of the logs being mildly defective. I was trying to see what the going price was in my area for logs and best i can come up with 33 cent a b/f. Does this sound correct?

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Re: buying logs
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 03:48:32 PM »
Are the logs worth that to you? Will you be $60 better off with the logs?
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Re: buying logs
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 04:15:32 PM »
They must be small if a few only make 175'.  With a few defects they may be more or less pallet grade?  I got .23/ft for a load of pallet logs last week. For $60 as long as you're both happy, I don't see you could go too wrong.
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Re: buying logs
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 04:34:33 PM »
want to buy some sinker logs?

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Re: buying logs
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2013, 05:17:26 PM »
Red oak is going for 90 cents here white oak a bit more. Crating and mixed tie logs pay more than 33 cents.

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Re: buying logs
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 07:17:19 PM »
Here is  the link to Penn State Timber Report:  http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/timber-market-report
It's always behind the current numbers, but check a few quarters for average prices.



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