1. How do I know if my trees are ready to be harvested?
The basic rule of thumb is: A tree that is ready to harvest should measure a minimum of 18” in diameter at breast height. If the trees are mostly in that 18” range it is best to give them several more years.
2. What is diameter at breast height?
Diameter at breast height, or DBH, is the standard for measuring trees. DBH refers to the tree diameter measured at 4.5 feet above the ground.
3. What determines timber value?
A timber buyer must consider several factors when determining the value of the trees you are offering for sale. First he must determine the value of the log itself based on these criteria:
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