Harvesting and Marketing

A primer for forest timber harvestingEB1316.  Washington State University Extension Service, 1999. 

Timber harvesting options for woodland owners. EC1582. Oregon State University Extension Service.

Selling timber and logs. EC1587. Oregon State University Extension Service.

Delivered log price statistics, as reported by the Department of Natural Resources.  Updated monthly. A web site that include historical data.

How to sell your timber.  Forest2Market, 2014, 9 p.

Small Scale Sawmills

If you are doing a small harvest or salvage logging, you may want to find a small sawmill that will cut your logs to your specifications.  WSU Extension has 2 directories of small scale sawmills available for Eastern Washington and Western Washington.

One of the most popular portable sawmills is manufactured by WoodMizer.  They maintain a national database of people who use their saws to mill lumber for others.  You can search by state at their site woodmizer.com/us/Find-a-Local-Sawyer