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What is the Value of my Timber? (IL)

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From: Frances Thomas
Pinckneyville, IL
I have 15 acres owned for 40 years and am have some trees harvested, mostly red oak. What is the value? Thank you.

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Frances:

The only way to value or appraise a stand of timber is to hire a professional consulting forester to conduct a forest inventory (cruise) of your woodland to determine volume and value by species and product class (veneer logs, grade logs, mat/crane logs, tie logs, pallet/blocking logs, etc.).

I'll email you an Illinois Directory of Professional Consulting Foresters in a follow-up email.

Best of luck!

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