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Buying Timber Land (IL)

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From: Cindy Vandygriff
City:
Brighton, IL
We are looking at some land that is all timber but we would like to know what the timber is worth before we make an offer. How should we go about this? We also would like to know what are options are for either programs or selective logging. We have not a clue where to start. Any help would be great. Thanks

 
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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
jhayek@illinois.edu
Hi Cindy:

I would encourage you to work with a professional consulting forester in order to conduct a timber appraisal prior to making an offer on the land. A professional consulting forester is your "one stop shop" for all things forestry:

IL Professional Consulting Foresters:

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/forestry/pdf/tfb-nres-202.pdf

 
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