Yes. Harvesting timber and offering land management assistance is what we do. As a timber dealer, your timber is priced direct-to-the-mill. There are no middleman fees. We offer thinning or a final harvest depending upon the landowner’s objectives. The best part is that, for most properties, we can chip the residual tops, branches and non-merchantable pine and hardwood stems at no cost to the landowner. Our chipping services will lower site preparation, eliminate most piles, and clean up the property. Post harvesting includes a complimentary land management plan outlining how to reforest your property.
Sadly, yes, if you would like to avoid a move-on fee. We cannot move our equipment to any property less than 10 acres and pay market timber prices. If you have less than 10 acres to harvest, we must lower the market price and charge a move-on fee. Properties greater than 10 acres are not a problem.
Columbia Timber Company does not set timber prices – the mill sets the price. Timber prices are determined by the cost of logging and the cost of hauling the timber to the respective mill. Columbia Timber Company is in weekly contact with the various mills in North Florida and South Georgia and we will send your timber to whichever mill pays you the most money. We determine what the logging and trucking cost will be, subtract that from what the mill pays, and the landowner receives the balance.
Fluctuating market factors that each mill incurs pricing and factors of supply and demand, it is impossible to determine what they pay. Our foresters will inspect your property, determine what forest products you have, and then provide you with a value per ton. To understand how much your timber is worth, we recommend you read our guide How To Determine a Price for Your Timber, in the blog section of our website.
Absolutely. Columbia Timber Company's team can provide timber appraisals and provide harvest estimates.
Sort of. Columbia Timber Company is not a licensed real estate appraiser. However, our sister company, United Country Real Estate Property and Auctions, uses market data to create a Comparative Marketing Analysis for clients. In appraisal terms, we analyze market sales along with mapping resources to provide our clients with an understanding of the value of their land. If the property contains timber, Columbia Timber Company's team can run an investment analysis using our Timber Investment Program. Click here for a more in-depth explanation of the difference between a land appraisal and a land comparative market analysis. For more information on Florida statutes: click here.