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Guideline Prices

November 2016
   
All prices (ex VAT) quoted roadside for conifers.

Product Type

Length
(m)

Diameter
(cm)

Price € /tonne
(Roadside)

Pulp

3 m

< 7cm

18 - 30

Stakewood

1.6 m

> 8cm  < 15 cm

40 - 44

Palletwood

2.5 m
3.1 m
3.4 m
3.7 m

> 14 cm

32 - 42
40 - 50
40 - 46
40 - 52

Sawlog

4.9m
5.5 m

> 20cm  

64 - 70
70 - 72

All prices (ex VAT) quoted roadside for conifers.

Standing Prices

Price €/tonne

1st Thinning

8 - 16

2nd Thinning

14 - 28

3rd Thinning

Clearfell

30 - 52

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March 2013

The following is a guide to the roadside prices being paid for timber:

Assortment Type

Price €/tonne

Sawlog

€58-60/tonne

Pallet Wood

€42-45/tonne

Stake Wood

€36-39/tonne

Pulpwood

€25/tonne

The following is a guide to standing prices being paid for timber:

Thinning

Price €/tonne

Average Price €/tonne

1st Thinnings

€6 to €14

€11

2nd Thinnings

€14 to €20

€17

All prices quotes relate to conifers. The prices offered vary depending on access to the forest, distance to timber markets and the age of forest.

The decision to harvest a forest is a critical decision for a forest owner and has long-term implications for productivity.  Farmers should take their time to find the right forester when selling timber and get updated information on local timber prices.

Top 5 Harvesting Tips

1. Harvesting Plan – It should provide a clear understanding of what will be harvested, the estimated volumes and thus the value of the harvest.
2. Knowledge of Timber Markets – Getting professional advice can increase sale income by marking and marketing your trees, as well as improve the overall productivity of the forest.
3. Competitive Pricing - It very important when selling timber that you talk to a number of buyers to get a true representation of the value of your timber.
4. Harvesting Contract – This is one of the most important elements leading to a successful and profitable timber sale.
5. Reimbursement for Excessive Timber Damage - Your contract with the buyer should clearly state penalties for excessive damage to standing residual trees and other property.


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