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Old 12-09-2009, 07:22 PM
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I was thinking I need to get my place logged to create better habitat . I have some over mature oak and the woods don't have much under growth. I was told red and white oak prices are down in the Midwest and I should hold off a few years. Have any of you put logging on hold till the market goes up and is there any web sights to see history of timber pricing.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:54 PM
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Generally speaking, white and red log prices are down. Middle grade and upper grade of lumber is at low demand which relates to low log/stumpage prices. I had a thinning about 5years ago now, and I believe prices are about 1/2 what they were back then. If you can hang on till it swing back you will be better off. My concern would be my big Red oaks, if you see any insect damage or big Reds dying I certainly would cut instead of loosing them. Keep tabs on the lumber market, and you never know when speciality markets can get hot like White oak staves as an example. Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:45 PM
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BC, the MDC has foresters assigned to each county. I'd suggest giving your counties forester a call. I've heard the same thing you have and I really can't expand much on what you already suspect.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:46 PM
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And if you do talk to a forester, relay the info back here. I'm a little curious myself.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:01 PM
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Here are some published prices for Missouri.

http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/applications/...spx?NodeID=854
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:50 PM
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Here's some prices from the east side. http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5259.html Just click on the chart to make the letters larger when you get to the price list.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:21 AM
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BC, the MDC has foresters assigned to each county. I'd suggest giving your counties forester a call. I've heard the same thing you have and I really can't expand much on what you already suspect.

MDC offers a Cost Share stewardship plan for timber but was told they have no money this year. Foresters are charging $7. per acre to do this evaluation but I cant swing that. MDC has foresters on staff but with there backlog it takes years to get them to your property.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:27 AM
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Here are some published prices for Missouri.

http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/applications/...spx?NodeID=854

I looked on there web sight and did not even see this info before I made this Post. Thanks to all of you
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:28 AM
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I'm getting my place logged NOW! I have already wasted ten years and am not willing to wast three+ more waiting on prices to move a little. In three years I could have a great bedding place instead of a closed canopy wasteland.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:33 AM
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I'm getting my place logged NOW! I have already wasted ten years and am not willing to wast three+ more waiting on prices to move a little. In three years I could have a great bedding place instead of a closed canopy wasteland.

I will be doing mine this summer. My forest consultant told me prices in our area have come back to about 10% of what they were last year. I am not taking all of them but getting a first cut done then another in 2011.

I can't wait for the changes it will make!
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