Coldwell Timber Consulting, LLC provides three important services when administering each and every timber sale. These services are as follows:
1.) Inventory and Tree Marking Based on Landowner Objectives
The species, size, quality, and quantity of trees to be removed during a timber harvest should be directly related to the goals and objectives of the forest landowner. Such goals may include the use of the forest to provide sustainable income, wildlife habitat, aesthetic value, water quality, recreation, and/or overall forest health. We combine the objectives for your woodlot with the characteristics of your forest, such as species composition, size class, stand density, and site quality, to design a timber harvest and cutting cycle specifically for your woods. We then inventory and mark your woods based on achieving your objectives.
2.) Marketing of Timber
Unlike other goods, no accurate market price exists for standing timber. Factors such as total volume, tree size, number of trees, tree quality, tree species, access, buyer’s markets, and buyer’s demand for timber all influence the amount paid for standing timber. Because of this the value of standing timber is determined through an agreement between the buyer and the seller. The most lucrative way to bring the buyer and seller together is marketing, through a competitive bidding process. We send bid prospectuses to the regions best timber companies. Within the bid prospectuses we include an Inventory Sheet that contains a complete break-down of the number, volume, diameter, and condition of marked trees by species so prospective timber buyers know exactly what they are bidding on. Also included is a Notification of Timber for Sale that addresses the terms of the sale, a description of the marked timber, a general location map, and a more specific topographic map.
3.) Insure Compliance to the Timber Sale Contract
We provide the landowner with a Timber Sale Contract designed to protect the landowner and the landowner’s property. We then oversee the harvest and insure compliance to the timber sale contract.