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Walnut logs in indiana
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carl    Posted 10-11-2002 at 15:41:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone have any idea on the price of walnut logs in the Ft. Wayne area? Is there a strong market now for these?

Slo    Posted 10-11-2002 at 16:28:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Walnut is a strong market right now. I know that we can't get enough Walnut lumber through our system to meet demands. We are about an hour south of you, and also have timber buyers.

I recommend that you contact a state forester or a consulting forester to look at your stand, assuming you have several trees, and help you. Don't take the first offer, no matter who it is, it will be way too low. You may also have some veneer or burl logs, which bring a premium. Once your trees are selected and marked, then the foresters can help you get in touch with the buyers, as well as help you receive more money for your logs.

To find a state forester, it's usually easiest through your county extension office. I have recommended this to several friends in this area, and all have received more from their timber using a consulting forester, even when the consultant's fee is considered. Most of the increases have been rather substantial.

LH    Posted 10-11-2002 at 19:02:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Slo do your timber buyers hav a minimum acreage requirement? We have about an acre and a half of mostly walnut and other hardwoods behind they house. But all the buyers Ive spken with won't mess with less than 5 acre lots.

Slo    Posted 10-11-2002 at 19:06:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are a few guys who do small lots, but prices are usually lower due to quantities. Unless you have an acre and a half of veneer Walnuts...

LH    Posted 10-11-2002 at 19:50:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
We've taken down a couple of trees and they were pretty good, but I don't know how to grade em.

Farmer wantabe    Posted 10-11-2002 at 18:38:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like Slo has been there and done that too. Pay attention to what he told ya and if you don't know the cutter count the stumps. Around here most of em are lower than a snakes belly. When I sold mine they auctioned the veneer logs per each and the rest went to the highest offer per board foot. Fee fer the cutters will be round 25%cept when you got a bunch of em.

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