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News Release

October 21, 2005


(Columbia, SC) - Timber pricing information is now available on the SC Forestry Commission’s web site. The new feature is presented by arrangement with a major internet timber pricing service.

Compiled quarterly by private research firm Forest2Market, the site reports actual stumpage prices paid for timber in South Carolina. Stumpage is the amount a landowner receives when selling standing timber.

While the report shows average amount paid for pine and hardwood timber in several commodity classes, it should used only a general guide. Timber values vary significantly depending on the amount and quality of timber offered for sale, logging conditions, proximity to the mill, and local demand.

“This is not a substitute for a professional appraisal of timber value,” said Commission forest management chief Joe Felder. Anyone planning to sell timber should first get advice from the Forestry Commission or a registered consulting forester.

The price guide and other tips on selling timber can be found on the forest management page of the Commission’s web site at http://www.state.sc.us/forest . For additional information, contact any office of the SC Forestry Commission.



 For more information, contact: Ken Cabe, 803-896-8820


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