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Timber Price Reporting for Arkansas

Marked hardwood timber stand

A timber stand marked for harvest.

Photo by Kyle Cunningham, University of Arkansas  Division of Agriculture

In past years, timber price reporting has been limited in the Southern region. However, today there are multiple price reporting services available.  This website provides links to summarized timber price information for Arkansas, neighboring states, and the Southern region.

Summarized timber price information specific to Arkansas is provided by Timber Mart-South. These prices represent statewide averages for pine and hardwood timber products. These are stumpage prices, which reflect the value of standing timber (not delivered prices).

Timber sales may be affected by many factors. These factors may include logging availability (wet or dry weather), tract location, tract size, product type, stem quality, and others. These factors can have significant impacts on the value of individual timber sales. Companies, such as Timber Mart-South, provide subscriptions for more specific market information that account for these variables.

The generalized prices issued in this report provide interested landowners with a reference for market conditions. Landowners are encouraged to seek the services of a professional forester prior to conducting a timber sale. The Arkansas Forestry Commission provides a listing of professional foresters in your area.

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Arkansas Timber Price Report

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Timber News - 1st Quarter 2016

Category News
Timber Tax Tax season is upon us. Visit the National Timber Tax website for more info.
Industry Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Timber announced a merger that makes Weyerhaeuser the world's premier timber, land, and forest products company.
Pine Timber A boost in milling infrastructure is taking place in SW Arkansas - KTBS 3
Insects The emerald ash borer has been detected in several counties in southwest AR. A quarantine on hardwood movement is now in place for much of southwest Arkansas counties. For more info see EAB Quarantine Map and Quarantine News Release.
Selling Timber Converting tons and board feet has long been a problem for timberland owners attempting to sell timber. Arkansas severance tax laws use a conversion of 8 tons per thousand board feet (Doyle) and 2.5 tons per cord for pine pulpwood and 3.0 tons per cord for hardwood. These are useful conversions but may not always be accurate. Here is an article discussing using tons timber sales over board feet: The Value of $/Ton Bids for Timber Sales