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Timber Sales

Regular Auction

  • Open to all bidders
  • Will consist of approximately 40% of the volume of the competitive species.
  • Sales will be for two (2) years unless otherwise specified.
  • One year extensions may be granted.
  • Extension fees will be applied at the rate of 10% of the appraised value of any uncompleted cutting blocks.

Intermediate Auction

  • Limited to bidders with 20 full-time equivalent employees or less.
  • No individual may purchase more than 25% of intermediate tracts offered per auction.
  • Will consist of approximately 40% of the volume of the competitive species.
  • Sales will be for two (2) years unless otherwise specified.
  • One year extensions may be granted.
  • Extension fees will be applied at the rate of 10% of the appraised value of any uncompleted cutting blocks.
  • Tracts not sold as intermediate auctions will be offered as regular auction sales.

Purchase of Sale by the Block

  • The payment for each block is determined by the percentage of value in each block after subtracting the downpayment from the total sale price.
  • Auction sales not purchased during the oral auction may be purchased for the appraised price as regular auction sales until 4:30 p.m. the day of the oral auction.

Informal Sales

  • Sales will consist of timber sales not purchased at auction and other timber sales of multiple species or timber sales too small or unique to offer at public auctions.
  • No individual may hold more than two informal sales at any one time.
    Sales will be for one (1) year unless otherwise stated.
    One year extensions may be granted.
  • Extension fees will be applied at the rate of 10% of the appraised value of any uncompleted cutting blocks.

Fuelwood Sales

  • Available to all purchasers.
  • No sales to be sold in standing timber.
  • Sales of down wood only.
  • Price to be $2.00 per cord with a $25.00 minimum.
  • All fuelwood sales will close December 31 of the year issued.

Letters of Credit

  • Accepted in lieu of cash payment for opening and extending sales.
    Will be submitted for payment 45 days after date initiated.




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