Timber harvesting as a business

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If you have ever thought about making some money off of the trees that you grow, then this is the place for you. Here you will find information on some of the activities involved with determining the value of timber and processing timber into marketable materials.

Kilns

Trees and Forest Value

Marketing

 

Logs and Grading

Guidelines for Grading Hardwood Logs
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1994
Publication number: Forestry Fact 74
Keywords: measurement, grading, value, volume, quality, estimating

Factors Influencing Timber Prices for Landowners
Produced by: UW-Madison Dept of Forest Ecology and Management, 2015 
Publication number: Forestry Fact 106
Keywords: timber sale, prices, harvesting

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Kilns

750 Board Foot Solar Lumber Dry Kiln
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 2005
Publication number: Forestry Fact 98
Keywords: lumber, drying, kiln, wood products, solar

Calculating the Weight of Lumber
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1993
Publication number: Forestry Fact 69
Keywords: measurement, weight, volume

Causes and Cures for Warp in Drying
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1993
Publication number: Forestry Fact 68
Keywords: wood products, lumber, drying, warping

Dehumidification Drying for Small Woodworking Firms and Hobbyists
Produced by: WI Department of Natural Resources, 2007
Publication number: FR-396
Keywords: lumber, sawmilling, solar kiln, drying wood

Guide for Using Portable Electric Moisture Measures on Lumber
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1998
Publication number: Forestry Fact 88
Keywords: wood products, lumber, moisture meter, drying

Guide for Using the Oven-Dry Method for Determining the Moisture Content of Wood
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1998
Publication number: Forestry Fact 89
Keywords: wood products, lumber, moisture, drying

Hardwood Lumber Kiln Schedules
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1996
Publication number: Forestry Fact 80
Keywords: wood products, lumber, kiln drying

Techniques for Equalizing and Conditioning Lumber
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1992
Publication number: Forestry Fact 65
Keywords: wood products, lumber, drying, equalizing, conditioning

Wisconsin's Wood Using Industry Database
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management
Keywords: kiln, directory

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Trees and Forest Value

Factors Influencing Timber Prices for Landowners
Produced by: UW-Madison Dept of Forest Ecology and Management, 2015
Publication number: Forestry Fact 106
Keywords: timber sale, prices, harvesting

What Will A Forest Tree Earn?
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1988
Publication number: Forestry Fact 38
Keywords: income, forest operations, economics, inventory, management planning, timber harvest

What's A Forest Tree Worth?
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1988
Publication number: Forestry Fact 39
Keywords: income, forest operations, economics, timber harvest, management planning

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Marketing

Conducting a Successful Timber Sale
Produced by: WI Department of Natural Resources, 2003
Publication number: FR-254
Keywords: harvesting, timber sale, forest operations, BMP, marketing

Marketing Urban Logs
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 2003
Publication number: Forestry Fact 95
Keywords: urban trees, urban logs, selling, marketing

Wisconsin Wood Residue Brokers
Produced by: UW-Madison Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 2007
Publication number: Forestry Fact 103
Keywords: wood waste, sawdust, bark, marketing