Timber Tractor

Selling Your Timber...

First and Foremost… at Piedmont Timber, we pay in-full and up-front for all of our timber purchases.

Our timber harvesting abilities allows us to not only log the timber, but also to chip the logging debris that is normally left behind.  This not only helps for a better apperance after logging, but it also helps to elemenate wasting any of the forest products.


  • Purchase Pine & Hardwood Timber
  • Specialize In Clear-Cut & Selective Thinning
  • Meet & Surpass all Environmental Regulations
  • Carry All Required Insurance
  • Assist with Forest Mgt Plans, Tree Planting, Tax Savings & Wildlife Managment 


  • Comply with all local, state and federal laws pertaining to our operations
  • Identify all property/timber harvest lines
  • Identify all sensitive areas and stream buffers
  • Abide by all Forest Practice Guidelines
  • Remove any and all man made litter brought onto a site by our employees

There are three steps involved when someone sells their timber—Planning, Pricing, and Harvesting with two additional steps for those wanting to establish a long-term forest plan.

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The Three Steps to Selling Your Timber

1 Planning

The Planning step involves one of our foresters meeting with you on your property to discuss different options for your timber. These options may vary depending on the age, species, quality, and size of your timber. This is also a time for us to evaluate your forest and land objectives.

2 Pricing

First and Foremost… at Piedmont Timber, we pay In-Full and Up-Front for all of our Timber Purchases. Once we have cruised your timber then we will provide a price for the timber. This price will be paid in-full upon the execution of a timber contract.

3 Harvesting

This step involves the cutting, separating, and removal of the trees from the property. This step is and should be the easiest part of selling your timber, due to the plan that has already been established. We understand that harvesting timber can be done in a way that will benefit the landowner, wildlife and the forest.

How Do We Calculate a Valuation for Your Timber?

There are a range of options for how we arrive at a price for your timber, which include the following.

Timber Cruise

A “Timber Cruise” is based upon the measurements of trees and acreage. These measurements will reveal the timber volume and the grade of the timber. This information is the foundation of the pricing process.

Tract Setup

“Tract Setup” involves establishing streamside management zones, road layout,erosion-control barriers and property line identification. This step is based upon the guidelines recommended by the North Carolina Forestry Best Management Practices.

Logging Conditions

“Logging Conditions” are based upon access to the timber and the ground conditions for the equipment. During Tract Setup, we can lay out the necessary buffers and erosion-control barriers to ensure that environmental regulations are met and surpassed.


In this stage we break down each tree according to the timber cruise and determine how it should be price.  Should the oak be used for flooring or veneer, will the poplar tree produce 200 board feet of #1 grade lumber, how many board feet of the pine volume will produce 2x10s etc... Our marketing diversity allows us to stay on the cutting edge of the forest products industry.

Timber Deed Transaction

“Timber Deed Transaction” is when a price has been agreed upon, and all the details of the agreement have been established. The deed will disclose the timber that is being sold, the land where the timber is located, the length of time for the timber to be harvested, liability insurance, environmental regulations, and Piedmont Timber's requirements for protecting the property. Once the timber deed is signed, then the price that has been agreed upon will be paid in full.

Timber Cruise Logging

Have Questions? We Have Answers.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your forest and answer any questions you may have. Please complete the brief form at right, and we will be in touch promptly.

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