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Managing Your Timber Sale. Advice for landowners before logging. What’s a Fair Share for the Owner?. Understanding log markets and the jargon C,K, and J sorts, camp run Pulp wood, chip ‘n saw Log scaling and weight scale What should a logging job cost?. Understanding Log Markets.

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Managing your timber sale

Managing Your Timber Sale

Advice for landowners before logging


What s a fair share for the owner

What’s a Fair Sharefor the Owner?

  • Understanding log markets and the jargon

    • C,K, and J sorts, camp run

    • Pulp wood, chip ‘n saw

    • Log scaling and weight scale

  • What should a logging job cost?


Understanding log markets

Understanding Log Markets


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Understanding Log Markets

  • Log prices fluctuate

  • Log market contacts are important

  • Perceptions of log quality vary

  • Know what you have in order to evaluate harvest timing and target purchasers


Log markets sources of data

Log Markets: Sources of Data


The jargon

The Jargon

  • Bureau grades: peeler, SM, 2S, 3S, 4S

  • Export Sorts: Japan, China, Korea, others

  • Domestic Sorts: Camp run, chip ‘n saw, diameter/length breaks, oversize logs


Log sorts peeler

Log Sorts: Peeler


Log sorts japan

Log Sorts: Japan


Log sorts korea

Log Sorts: Korea


Log sorts chip and saw

Log Sorts: Chip-and-Saw


Log sorts alder sawlogs

Log Sorts: Alder Sawlogs


The jargon sorts revisited

The Jargon: Sorts Revisited


A final word about log exports

A final word about log exports

  • Source: April 2002 report by James Stevens, Campbell Group LLC


Log scaling and weight scale

Log Scaling and Weight Scale

  • Roll-out scale


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Log Scaling and Weight Scale

  • Roll-out scale

  • Puget Sound Log Scaling and Grading Bureau

    1969 Rule Book

    “Independent” 3rd party measuring

  • Mill scale

  • Ton wood

  • Weight sampling


What should a logging job cost

What Should a Logging Job Cost ?

  • What is a “logging job”?

  • Extras

    Clearing debris and pulling stumps

    Burning piles

    Capital improvements

    Road maintenance and abandonment

    Permitting, engineering, surveying

    Marketing services

    Harvest administration

    Reforestation


Logging cost factors

Logging Cost Factors

  • Logging systems

  • Timber size and quality

  • Road access

  • Distance to market


More cost factors

More Cost Factors

  • Harvest volume

  • Silvicultural system

  • Neighbor concerns

  • Contract terms (“Extras”)


What should a logging job cost1

What Should a Logging Job Cost ?

  • What is the magic “% split”?

    There isn’t one: logging costs commonly range from 20-70 % of gross

    WDOR uses the figure 35 % of gross

    when no records are available


Questions

QUESTIONS ?


Presented by

Presented by:

John D. Gold, Principal

John Gold & Co., Consulting Foresters

619 Commercial Avenue

Suite 25

Anacortes, WA 98221

360/299-8166

[email protected]


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