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 management plans, tree planting, tax savings & wildlife managment 


  • Comply with all local, state, and federal laws
  • 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& Harvesting.   There are two additional steps available for those wanting to establish a long-term forest plan - Tree Planting & Property Tax Reduction.

Tree Planting Property Tax Reduction

The Three Steps to Selling Your Timber

1 Planning

Planning requires one of our foresters to meet you on your property to discuss and determine the best course of action for your timber based on the age, species, quality, and size of the timber. During this time, we will be able to evaluate your forest and land objectives.

2 Pricing

Piedmont Timber pays in-full and upfront for all timber purchases. A purchase price is determined after cruising the property and developing a timber assessment. Upon the execution of the timber contract, purchase price is paid in-full.

3 Harvesting

Following the management plan previously established, we will begin cutting, separating, and removing trees from the property. We harvest timber in a way that benefits the landowner, wildlife, and 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 the process of measuring the forest to determine the tree species, size, and characteristics. These measurements will reveal the timber volume, grade of timber, and acres of wooded land. 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, following the recommended guidelines by the North Carolina Forestry Best Management Practices.

Logging Conditions

“Logging Conditions” reference access to the timber and the ground conditions for the equipment. During tract setup, we lay out 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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